Worker Organizing

The core work of Jobs with Justice and the historical purpose that JwJ was created was to support and stand in solidarity with workers organizing. This includes workers organizing to form a union and fight for collective bargaining rights, as well as workers already organized who were taking on particular issues or renegotiating their contracts. 

Over the 5 years that North Bay Jobs with Justice has been established, we have supported a variety of workers in their fights -- ranging from standing on strike lines with Nurses and Healthcare workers, to picketing and rallying in front of the Sheraton Hotel in Petaluma and in the last year the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa, to ensuring the 500+ waste and recycling workers of Sonoma County were able to form a union and win a first contract by raising standards with a better waste company, Recology. You name the labor fight over and we were there from start to finish. See our impact in the article below: 

Below are some articles highlighting the victories of these various workers, and if you click "GET INVOLVED" at the top right of the page you can submit a request for solidarity support for you and your co-workers, where an organizer from North Bay Jobs with Justice will confidentially meet with you to hear about your concerns and discuss possible next steps. 

Here, the Founder and Labor Co-Chair, the Executive Director, the Lead Organizer, a worker from the organizing committee at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek and the Interim Director of the local Trades Apprenticeship Program (TIP) discuss our worker organizing, the minimum wage campaign, our student organizing, and what it takes to build a coalition:

 

Victory at the Graton Hotel and Casino with UNITE HERE Locals 2850 and 49
Graton Casino Workers Vote to Join Union
 
July 22, 2014

Casino Workers May Get Union June 18th, 2014

 

Victory at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek 

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/business/7311579-181/hyatt-vineyard-creek-workers-vote

 

Victory for the Waste and Recycling Workers of Sonoma County, Teamsters Local 665

https://madelocalmagazine.com/2017/08/up-with-trash/

https://www.bohemian.com/northbay/ratto-rising/Content?oid=3665163

https://www.bohemian.com/northbay/the-zero-wasteland/Content?oid=3851570

https://teamster.org/news/2017/05/sonoma-county-solid-waste-workers-vote-join-teamsters-local-665

 

Victory for the Operating Engineers Local 3 to continue the work of the Tubbs Fire clean-up 

https://www.bohemian.com/northbay/prevailing-winds/Content?oid=5063652

 

Victory for the Superior Court Workers of SEIU 1021

 

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6559410-181/sonoma-court-workers-go-on

 

Victory for the Staff Nurses Association of Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital 

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3857718-181/memorial-hospital-nurses-go-on?gallery=3868584

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3827318-181/nurses-at-santa-rosa-memorial


Victory for the Petaluma Federation of Teachers 

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7028628-181/nearly-5000-petaluma-students-absent

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/4000784-181/new-contract-gives-petaluma-teachers

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/7024560-181/petaluma-teachers-to-strike-in

 

Victory for the Sonoma County Workers of SEIU 1021 

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/4774329-181/sonoma-county-seiu-workers-strike

https://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/4811541-181/sonoma-countys-largest-group-of


Victory for the Behavioral Health Workers of ESC Local 21

https://www.bohemian.com/northbay/labor-pains/Content?oid=2978126

 

Victory for the Landfill Workers of Teamsters 665

https://www.waste360.com/labor-relations/sonoma-county-calif-solid-waste-workers-vote-join-teamsters-local-665

https://www.bohemian.com/northbay/dumped-on/Content?oid=6138173

 

Victory for the Healthcare workers of Marin General Hospital, Teamsters 856, UFCW Local 5, SEIU Local 1021 and NUHW 

http://teamsters856.org/news/marin-general-hospital-under-fire-during-hearing-on-working-conditions/

https://www.marinij.com/2017/05/14/marin-general-hospital-employees-complain-of-understaffing/

http://teamsters856.org/news/marin-general-hospital-teamsters-ratify-a-new-agreement-with-the-hospital/

http://teamsters856.org/news/final-report-on-working-conditions-at-marin-general-hospital-released/

 

*Not a comprehensive list. Please email us for your local/campaign to be added! northbayjwj@gmail.com