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Labor In The News

May 19, 2024

Marin Housing Authority employees win wage gains

The Marin Housing Authority board has approved a new contract with union employees following lengthy negotiations.

Marin Housing Authority employees win wage gains

May 18, 2024

Farmworkers call for higher wages as guests taste wines at Healdsburg event

Workers and supporters passed out flyers calling for wages of $25 an hour or $250 for each ton of picked grapes.|

Farmworkers call for higher wages as guests taste wines at Healdsburg event

May 12, 2024

Larkspur rent-control initiative gains momentum

Larkspur's rent-control ordinance caps rent increases at 5% plus inflation or 7%, whichever is lower.

Larkspur rent-control initiative gains momentum

May 8, 2024

Union Employees at Mendocino Lake Community College Demand Investment in Community

Members of SEIU 1021 rally outside the Mendocino County Courthouse [Picture provided by Ian King]

Union Employees at Mendocino Lake Community College Demand Investment in Community

Apr 26, 2024

Acting US Labor secretary lays out new farmworker protection rules at Santa Rosa vineyard

Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor Julie Su, back right at podium, announces a new labor department rule to ensure fair labor standards for the U.S. agricultural industry, at a press conference at Balletto Vineyards in Santa Rosa, Friday, April 26, 2024.

Julie Su selected Balletto Vineyards as an example of protections done right

Acting US Labor secretary lays out new farmworker protection rules at Santa Rosa vineyard

Apr 7, 2024

Close to Home: California needs higher taxes on wealth

State lawmakers should raise taxes on rich people to address a projected budget deficit.

Close to Home: California needs higher taxes on wealth

Apr 3, 2024

Fast food workers now earn $20 minimum an hour. What this means for North Bay employees

The new wage increase went into effect Monday.

Fast food workers now earn $20 minimum an hour. What this means for North Bay employees

Apr 2, 2024

Employees say no deal on offer from Marin Housing Authority

Despite meeting for months, the Marin Housing Authority and its 30 unionized employees have yet to reach a labor agreement.

Employees say no deal on offer from Marin Housing Authority

Mar 29, 2024

Which fast food workers will get paid more in California?

The state is still working out who will benefit from the $20 minimum wage for fast food workers that starts Monday. Employers have been asking for guidance since last October, according to emails obtained by CalMatters through a public records request.

Which fast food workers will get paid more in California?

Mar 18, 2024

The Win-Win Contract for District and Teachers Union - A Deep Dive

West Sonoma County Union High School District and its teachers union have a new labor contract

The Win-Win Contract for District and Teachers Union - A Deep Dive

Mar 18, 2024

California lawmakers propose billions in cuts to address looming budget deficit

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKERS DISCUSS PLANS TO TACKLE BEHEMOTH DEFICIT

California lawmakers propose billions in cuts to address looming budget deficit

Mar 13, 2024

United Way of the Wine Country Earn It! Keep It! $save It! – 2024 Tax Season

NBLC and United Way of the Wine Country working together to reach more union workers in Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake with their free tax assistance support through Earn It! Keep It! $ave It!

United Way of the Wine Country Earn It! Keep It! $save It! – 2024 Tax Season

Mar 12, 2024

California’s minimum wage isn’t enough to keep up with workers’ costs of living, report says

The Legislative Analyst’s Office says the state’s $16-an-hour minimum can’t dispel poverty or inequality, though it’s among the highest in the U.S.

California’s minimum wage isn’t enough to keep up with workers’ costs of living, report says

Mar 12, 2024

Fairfax sets rules for rent increase dispute hearings

The Fairfax Town Council has established a system to review challenges involving its rent-control ordinance.

Fairfax sets rules for rent increase dispute hearings

Mar 11, 2024

Marin Housing Authority employees strike

Marin Housing Authority workers demonstrate in San Rafael on Jan. 18, 2024. The union has not said how long it intends to continue the walkout. The next bargaining session is scheduled for Wednesday.

Marin Housing Authority employees strike

Mar 11, 2024

California’s minimum wage isn’t enough to keep up with workers’ costs of living, report says

The Legislative Analyst’s Office says the state’s $16-an-hour minimum can’t dispel poverty or inequality, though it’s among the highest in the U.S.

California’s minimum wage isn’t enough to keep up with workers’ costs of living, report says

Mar 11, 2024

Student assistants win union vote, joining CSUEU

Sonoma State student Finn Orr and San Francisco State University student Maddux Eckerling share their experience as members of the CSUEU

Student assistants win union vote, joining CSUEU

Mar 5, 2024

California governor names fast-food council members

California Gov. Gavin Newsom names remaining members of fast-food council. Nine-member panel will develop standards on workforce issues like wages, working conditions and training.

California governor names fast-food council members

Feb 29, 2024

With storms approaching, Mendocino County voters urged to return ballots soon

With the effects of oncoming storms likely to linger into next week, the Mendocino County Elections Office is urging voters to mail their ballots as soon as possible.

With storms approaching, Mendocino County voters urged to return ballots soon

Feb 20, 2024

Workers vote to form union

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn employees finalize yearlong effort

Workers vote to form union
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