|Napa and Solano Counties Central Labor Council|
HONOR THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN THE WORKPLACE.
Join us for a hosted evening of beer, wine & barbeque as we salute our partners in Napa & Solano Counties on behalf of working families.
All this is fine as far as it goes. But we need to be more ambitious. We should be raising the federal minimum to $15 an hour. Here are seven reasons why: 1. Had the minimum wage of 1968 simply stayed even with inflation, it would be more than $10 an hour today. But the typical worker is also about twice as productive as then. Some of those productivity gains should go to workers at the bottom. 2. $10.10 isn’t enough to lift all workers and their families out of poverty. Most low-wage workers aren’t young teenagers; they’re major breadwinners for their families, and many are women. And they and their families need a higher minimum. Read more >>>
It’s good to be a CEO, at least paywise. According to the 2014 AFL-CIO Executive PayWatch, released today, it’s 331 times better to be a CEO than an average worker. PayWatch finds that the average CEO of an S&P 500 company pocketed $11.7 million in 2013, while the average worker earned $35,293. The gap between CEOs and minimum wage workers is more than twice as wide—774 times. Read more >>>
Nights of Labor Studies
Daryl Mosely was desperate for a better opportunity to support his family. Frustrated by his retail job’s low wages and disappointed by the small yearly raises, when his father—a union plumber and former apprentice—encouraged him to apply for an apprenticeship program, Mosely was all ears. Read the full article>>>
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Napa-Solano Central Labor Council and Building Trades Council have endorsed a slate of candidates.
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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.
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