North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO

 

(Marin County, CA) With the threat of catastrophic wildfire at an all-time high, Marin’s firefighters and community leaders today called

As it does every election cycle, the North Bay Labor Council took positions on races that will be on our ballots in the March Primary.

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The North Bay Labor Council is helping to sponsor a forum on Healthcare for All. Please attend and learn about this very important issue. 

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Unfortunately, we once again find ourselves running from fires and dealing with massive power outages. Sadly, this has become our new normal. 

We've re-activated our Disaster Relief Fund. Please consider helping out. by clicking the Take Action button. If you'd rather donate by check, please send it to "NBLC Disaster Relief Fund" 2525 Cleveland Ave. Santa Rosa, 95403.

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Recent News

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Background

Recently, United States life expectancy has stagnated or declined for the poor and working class and risen for the middle and upper classes. Declining labor‐union density—the percent of workers who are unionized—has precipitated burgeoning income inequity. We examined whether it has also exacerbated racial and educational mortality inequities.

It may not be news to those in the business, but new numbers back up what IBEW and other union construction members already know: there’s safety in a union.

After some grueling negotiations, the Mendocino County In-Home Support Service (IHSS) Bargaining Team won the opportunity to ratify a contract that will continue to raise their wages and keep the wage at least $1 above minimum wage. Among other benefits, the new contract will also create a $5,000 training fund in order to develop and run trainings on a variety of IHSS-related topics. The tentative agreement is for a contract lasting through Dec. 31, 2022, at which time negotiations will begin again.

A Santa Rosa tow truck driver died along Highway 101 in southern Mendocino County late last week while attempting to load a broken‑down pickup, when something went wrong and the pickup rolled over him, according to authorities Monday.

The Mendocino County Coroner’s Office Monday identified the man as Jose de Jesus Hernandez Barajas, 47.

Barajas was found deceased by Hopland and Cloverdale firefighters, called to Friday’s 6:40 p.m. incident in a large turnout near Comminsky Station Road.