Napa and Solano Counties Central Labor Council


Every week, we'll be bringing you a roundup of the important news and commentary about issues and events important to working families. Here's this week's Working People Weekly List. Read more >>>

Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights. Read more >>>

Today is Workers Memorial Day, a day we come together to remember working people who died and suffered on the job because of hazardous working conditions. In 2014, 4,821 people died on the job, millions more suffered serious injuries from their work, and thousands more working people become ill from deadly occupational diseases. These deaths are preventable. Read more >>>

The world lost a musical icon yesterday. You'll read about his impact as a musician and an entertainer elsewhere, but let's take a second to look at Prince's career-spanning fights on behalf of working people. Read more >>>

As you may have heard, there is an election coming up this June. The Napa/Solano Central Labor Council has worked diligently towards interviewing and selecting candidates for office who we believe will stand for working families once elected. Now that the selection process is over, its time to go to work! Please see below for information on our phone banks, precinct walks, and endorsed candidate events. Our program is only a success if we get the participation from our brothers and sisters in labor and the community! Read more >>>

As you know, we at the labor council work very closely with our friends in the Democratic Party. In Solano County we are attempting to ensure that Labor has a voice in the Democratic Central Committee’s endorsement process and we have met with party allies and have come up with a slate of Candidates for Supervisorial District #1 and District #5. We have also deliberated as a council and determined which ballot measures we will be endorsing in June. Please see below!

As you know, this past weekend the Napa/Solano Central Labor Council held its annual awards ceremony and fundraiser, the Spring Salute, at the Mare Island Historical Museum in Vallejo. As expected, a great time was had by all. 

Napa Solano Central Labor Council
Update 4-11-16

Siblings, we have been very busy the past months identifying, meeting with, interviewing and endorsing this year’s slate of June primary candidates. We will now be starting our field program and will be looking for our affiliates to step up to the plate and once again show why the endorsement from our Napa Solano Siblings is so sought after!

Be on the lookout for a variety of ways to contribute to our primary campaign. One on one contact at worksite visits and personal Letters to your members from affiliate leaders are the most effective ways to begin a campaign. Justin will be providing you with a schedule in a couple of days and it is critical that your members are provided with several options to participate. I have attached a copy of our endorsements and they are also at the bottom of this blast.

We will be receiving our lists from the Fed and need to know if any affiliates want to opt out of our program. Please contact Justin or myself as soon as possible if this is the case.

Now that the pre endorsement convention is behind up we now have a final slate of candidate that the Napa Solano Central Labor Council has officially endorsed. Now it is time to go to work. Please look out!

The Napa/Solano Central Labor Council would like to announce its slate of endorsed candidates for the June 7th, 2016 elections. Together we make up a very diverse group of labor organizations representing over 50,000 members in the Napa and Solano Counties. The Napa/Solano Central Labor Council held joint interviews with the Napa/Solano Building Trades Council and the United Workers for Local Government, going to great lengths to sit down with the candidates and get their views on a number of different issues facing working men and women in our counties.


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The Napa/Solano Central Labor Council is hosting its annual Spring Salute awards ceremony and fundraiser on April 8th, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Mare Island Historical Museum in Vallejo (1100 Railroad avenue). We hope that you will join us for one of the best local events of the year and enjoy some fellowship, fun, and delicious food and drink.  Read more >>>

 If you have been paying attention to labor issues recently, you have probably heard of card check neutrality agreements. However, although many people have heard of card check neutrality, many people still do not know what it is. To put it simply, card check neutrality agreements are an alternative to the National Labor Relation Board's election process and are considered by many to be the fairest and most democratic way to conduct a union certifying election. Read the below article from the UNITE HERE archives for more information on card check neutrality agreements.  Read more >>>


Napa Solano Central Labor Council: We are One.

The Napa Solano Central Labor Council represents over forty thousand working men and women in Napa and Solano Counties. Our goal is to support all of our members, their families and working people. We are stronger together.

Political Action: We seek out, question and report on the candidates seeking office, we then make recommendations for endorsement and support. 

For more information: Jon Riley - Executive Director
Napa-Solano CLC

445 Nebraska

Vallejo, CA 94590

707-246-9727 (office)
707-373-5250 (mobile)

Good from Bad Water

Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>

This two-day festival will celebrate the City of Vallejo,
Historic Mare Island and Solano County. Vallejo Water -
front Weekend will showcase why we choose to live,
work, and play in this vibrant community.

Read the article ferom CAlifornia Labor Federations " Labor 's Edge"



Napa-Solano Central Labor Council and Building Trades Council have endorsed a slate of candidates.


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