CLC Update 11-6-17

Napa Working Families Coalition Meeting: This Wednesday we will be holding our standing Napa Working Families Coalition meeting at the IBEW #180 Training Center beginning at 10 am. This is an important meeting to attend if you have members who work in Napa. Whether you are a Labor Organization, or a Community Ally who shares our desire to make Napa a more worker-friendly place to live and work, you won’t want to miss this meeting. 

We have issues coming forward that will have long-lasting impacts for the City, and this coalition has made its primary mission to ensure that the men and women who work in the Service Industry, are public servants, construction workers, hospital workers, and those who toil in our hotels are given the chance to make a living wage and are treated with dignity and respect, while having an opportunity to live in the community they work.

If you know of any community leaders or organizations who share these goals, please invite them to attend this meeting. 

One example of the disrespect to workers in Napa County are our Siblings at the Queen who voted to form a union last year and whose CEO has taken them to court to overturn their wishes. Larry Coomes has stated that the vote to form a union was invalid because it was a vote by mail system. This is very amusing because Napa will be entirely Vote by Mail this year, so our elected officials should be troubled by the accusation that they are elected to office illegally! Speaking of our elected officials, we thank Congressman Mike Thompson, Senator Bill Dodd, Assemblywoman Cecilia- Aguiar Curry, County Supervisors Ramos, Pedroza and Dillion and Councilman Sedgley, who all wrote letters of support for the workers at NUHW to form a union. 

All of these officials were told by Mr. Coomes that the decision to sue the union was coming from corporate and out of his hands. He has now admitted that the decision was his and the local Board of Directors alone after NUHW members confronted the Providence Hospital Systems CEO, Rodney Hochman asking why Napa was the only hospital in its system to deny workers the right to form a union. 

To address this injustice, please take moment to click on this link and fill out this card

Rodney Hochman

President and CEO

Providence Health & Services

1801 Lind Avenue SW, Suite 9016

Renton WA 98057 

Please fill it out and mail it to him or email it back to me and we will forward it to him. This is a small action step to show the solidarity that Labor has in Napa. 

Veterans Day Observances: We want to inform our members and allies of all the Veterans Day activities as possible, so we can extend to all who have served the respect they deserve. 

Nov. 10 Touro 12Noon, Mare Island Hospital Flagpole, 1310 Club Drive 

Nov. 11 Mare Island 9AM, Cemetery, Imhoff Rd at Railroad Ave 

Nov. 11 Vallejo 11AM, behind City Hall, 555 Santa Clara St. 

Nov. 11 Fairfield 10AM Ceremony & Concert, 1035 Texas St; 12:30 p.m. Downtown Parade on Texas St. 

Nov. 11 American Canyon 11AM, American Canyon Community Gym, 100 Benton Way 

Nov. 11 Calistoga 11AM, Veterans Memorial at Logvy Park, 1401 N Oak Street 

Veterans Day Free Meals, Discounts, Sales and Deals.

If you know of any other events in Napa or Solano counties please let us know. 



This disaster relief fund has been set up to assist affiliated active or retired union members who have lost their homes or been evacuated by the devastating fires that have affected both the North Bay and Napa Solano areas.

We have joined forces to ensure that those union members in need will have someone to turn to, THEIR UNION! Administered by the two Labor Councils, the funds will be released to the impacted members Local Union for distribution with 100% of those funds going to impacted members. 

Affiliated unions can provide the names and contact information of members living in the North Bay and Napa Solano area who have lost their homes or evacuated. Please email [email protected] to place members’ names on the distribution list. 

To donate, write checks to:

NBLC Members Disaster Relief Fund.

Address: 2525 Cleveland Ave, Suite A, Santa Rosa 95403

Visit link below to donate online.

Napa Solano members will be represented! We are teaming up with our Siblings at the North Bay CLC who have an existing fund set up after the Lake Fire. This is a regional disaster and as always, we are, Working People Standing Together!



  • Wednesday, November 8, 10 am: Napa Working Families Coalition:  Standing meeting, NWFC meets every second Wednesday at 10 am at IBEW # 180 Training facility 720 Technology Way Napa Ca. 

  • Thursday, November 9:  Stopping the Trump Tax Cuts and giveaway to corporations is the major national fight in front of us now.   This is a National Day of Action to put a spotlight on this giveaway to the wealthiest in the country. 

  • Tuesday November 14th and Wednesday November 15th, Labor Federation Leadership Training. 

  • Wednesday, November 15, 5:15 pm: CLC Executive Board and Delegates Meeting. Standing meeting, CLC meets every third Wednesday with Executive Board at 5:15 and Delegates 6 PM at the CTA headquarters, 4751 Central Ave, Fairfield. Note: the CLC meeting date falls BEFORE the UWLG meeting in November! 

  • Tuesday, November 21, 10 am: UWLG. Standing meeting, UWLG meets every third Tuesday at the Teamsters / Firefighters Hall -  445 Nebraska Street -  Vallejo. Note: New start time is 10 am. 

  • Saturday, December 2, 8 am: OE-#3 Annual Toy Run. Mark your calendar for the Operating Engineers 13th Annual Pancake Breakfast and Toy Run! This event will take place at the Sheetmetal Workers Training Facility at 4350 Central Way in Fairfield. Motorcycles depart at 9:30!