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More Santa Rosa workers will be owed up to 80 hours of paid sick time amid the coronavirus pandemic after the City Council unanimously expanded the federal requirement to cover large employers, inc

The United States is the only country among 22 wealthy nations that doesn’t guarantee universal paid sick days for its workforce.

The North Bay Labor Council mourns the loss of Teamster brother Samuel Lee Ouellette and expersses its condolences to Mr.

With Sonoma County poised for wider economic reopening this week, labor advocates are seeking greater protections for employees who have limited access to paid sick leave at some of the nation’s most well-known companies.

Commentary by Ana Lugo, founder, Equity First Consulting

Cultural responsiveness is the ability to learn from, relate respectfully to, effectively adapt to, and serve all peoples and cultures.[1]

We are living through an extraordinary moment, a crisis of historic proportions. 
As the repository for the Bay Area’s working class history, the SF State's Labor Archives and Research Center has invited us to help make a record of this critical time from the perspective of workers. We are living through history and you know what they say, if we don't learn from history, it's bound to repeat itself.

It's May Day, International Workers Day. Join online with a caravan of cars going to the Capitol.

Here's what we're asking for:

The global coronavirus pandemic has walloped California, and Governor Gavin Newsom has ordered all 40 million residents to ‘shelter in place’ except for travel to purchase groceries and prescription drugs. He also urged Californians to practice ‘social distancing’ from non-family population members. The governor banned large public gatherings and ordered all schools and non-essential businesses to close. The legislature appropriated $1 billion to fight the deadly virus. 

On Monday April 20, over 140 Bay Area elected leaders are calling on Governor Newsom and our state legislature to ensure a #SafetyNet4AllofUs by providing ongoing relief for California’s undocumented community through the duration of the COVID-19 crisis. 

You can read our letter and add your name in support HERE.

Click here to sign petition

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing tremendous hardships for all working people in the City of Santa Rosa (or in the County of Sonoma). The crisis has taught us that we are all interconnected: none of us are healthy and secure if all us are not.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                              Contacts: Mara Ventura
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