The Sonoma City Council on Monday finalized its ordinance raising the city minimum wage to $16 for all workers by 2023 – placing Sonoma at an accelerated pace beyond the state’s current series of annual wage hikes.

A shot across the bow of the district before mediation begins on June 18

On May 28, the West County Teachers Association, the union that represents teachers at Analy and El Molino, took a strike vote to see how their membership felt about the West Sonoma County Union High School District’s contract offer: a two-year contract with a 0% raise this year and a 2.5% raise next year, accompanied by a lower cap on health benefits.

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A Santa Rosa High School (SRHS) counselor is being punished for standing up for her students.

North Bay Jobs with Justice and the North Bay Labor Council have been working together to bring an accelerated minimum wage to multiple cities in Sonoma and Marin Counties. The ordinance brought to these cities would advance the minimum wage put in place by the state and bring it to $15 by 2020 - three years sooner than the state.

A year and a half after she selected a contractor to begin rebuilding the house she lost in the October 2017 Tubbs fire, Lynette Kronick has nothing to show for it. Her burned lot on Lavender Lane in the Mark West neighborhood remains vacant.

“My roommate has a 3-year-old granddaughter,” she said. “I’d like to have this house built before she graduates from high school.”

A new generation of union activists see their struggles as part of the fight for equitable resources for the communities in which they teach

For the past few years I’ve been studying teacher unions and teachers strikes throughout the Americas.

Mick Mulvaney, a millionaire who is President Trump’s acting chief of staff and director of the Office of Management and Budget, awarded himself another job last week: spokesman for labor.

The North American Free Trade Agreement has been a disaster for working Pennsylvanians. But, the way it came about was no accident.

Those in power decided that greed, not justice or fairness, would be the rule of our economy. Corporations were handed free rein to suppress the rights of workers in Mexico, slash wages across North America and destroy livelihoods here at home — anything to fatten their already burgeoning profit margins.