Napa and Solano Counties Central Labor Council

 

On May 7, while recovering from an illness, Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) International President Larry Hanley died suddenly.  In a brief statement, his family,

Patt Moon-Updike wanted to be a nurse since she was 9 years old.

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Siblings, our 11th annual Labor Day Breakfast will be held Monday September 2nd and as always our Sibs at the Ironworkers Local #378 have a great morning planned. Attached is the flyer with sponsorship opportunities and information on the event. 
As you know this is one of the two fundraisers we hold that allows us to keep our doors open and continue the great work we do for working Men and Women in Napa and Solano Counties! If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me -
Jon Riley

Action Alert!  Siblings, two of our affiliates, the Vacaville Teachers Association and SEIU 1021 will be standing together before every school in Vacaville this Monday morning, June 3rd.  If you’re going to be in Vacaville on Monday, please send some love their way to thank them for the work they do on behalf of students in the District. Drive by and give a honk or take the time to join the Siblings in front of the schools to show your support! Also, please share this with anyone interested in public education in Vacaville.

The employees feel that Vacaville Unified School District has been stockpiling money instead of using it in the classrooms to improve the lives of our siblings and the students they serve by showing unprecedented solidarity in asking the district leadership for support.  To learn more, please visit vacateachers.org

The events are scheduled before the start of the school day.  To see what time your neighborhood school starts, go here https://www.vacavilleusd.org/times

Recent News

I was raised in a company house, in a company town, where the miners had to buy their own oilers – that is, rubber coveralls – drill bits, and other tools at the company store.

That company, Inco Limited, the world’s leading producer of nickel for most of the 20th century, controlled the town of Sudbury, Ontario, but never succeeded in owning the souls of the men and women who lived and worked there.

That’s because these were union men and women: self-possessed, a little rowdy, and well aware that puny pleas from individual workers fall on deaf corporate ears.

A year after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that threatened to cripple public sector unions, they seem to be holding their own.

Government employees, it turns out, see value in belonging to unions. Membership in Illinois government unions actually has increased a year after the June 27, 2018, ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME, as Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet reported in a recent column.

Raise a glass to the longest economic expansion in modern American history.

A full decade has passed since the end of the last recession, in June 2009, and the economy continues to grow. As of Monday, the current expansion surpassed the previous record for uninterrupted growth, set between 1991 and 2001.

But this time around, no one is accusing Americans of irrational exuberance: These good times don’t feel particularly good. Economic growth over the past decade has been slow and fragile, and most of the benefits have been claimed by a small minority of  the population.

On the morning of September 10, 2012, the bells rang to open Chicago’s public schools, but there were no teachers in the classrooms.

The night before, negotiations with Chicago’s reform-minded mayor, Rahm Emanuel, had gone south, and the new activist leaders of the city’s 25,000-member teachers union, clad all in red, walked out. Surrounded by a throng of cameras, they declared that their members would go on strike for the first time in 25 years.