North Bay Labor Council, AFL-CIO


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 w

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Rite Aid Negotiations Update – October 22, 2019

Meetings with Rite Aid resume this week, and while UFCW 8-Golden State continues to seek innovative solutions to control medical costs and push for the best possible benefits and wages, Rite Aid has chosen not to renew the current extension agreement. 

Recent News

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.

Leaders of a west Sonoma County teachers union reached a tentative agreement with the district Friday, ending a three-day strike that disrupted classes for more than 1,000 students.

About 110 teachers and staff in the West Sonoma County Teachers Association have been on the picket lines in Sebastopol and Forestville since Wednesday. Friday’s meeting was the first round of bargaining since efforts to avert a strike at a four-hour meeting Tuesday fell short.

The first bell rang at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, but dozens of Analy High School teachers and staff were outside on the picket line, circling a Main Street crosswalk with signs as they chanted for fair pay on the first day of a teachers strike.

More than 100 west Sonoma County high school teachers and staff plan to go on strike this week after about a year of negotiations have failed to result in a new contract, leaving the district and its educators far apart on future pay and other terms.

The West Sonoma County Teachers Association, representing 110 teachers and staff at Analy, El Molino and Laguna high schools and a special education consortium, will begin their strike Wednesday morning, said Lily Smedshammer, president of the association.