Workers are standing up for safety and dignity at one of the largest local employers and one of the largest companies in the vegetarian food work. Sign the petition in support!
People come from all over the world to our region, and the hospitality workers are key to the tourism industry's success. Hotel, casino, and restaurant workers, who are largely immigrants and people of color, are organizing to make sure that they can receive their fair share of this booming industry’s success.
A broad network of labor, environmentalists, and faith organizations worked to support 400 local trash and recycling workers to not only successfully join Teamsters Local 665, but also become leaders in the movement for Zero Waste.
NBJwJ partnered with the CA Federation of Labor and the North Bay Labor Council to develop an Immigrant Workplace Defense training and brought on 9 trainers to provide free trainings to employees and employers. The program would later be called De Colxres (pronounced like "De Colores"), short for Defense en Contra De Las Redadas (Defense Against Raids).
In 2019-2020, North Bay Jobs with Justice successfully led campaigns to win increased minimum wages to $15/hour in Sonoma, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and Novato.
The North Bay Workers’ Rights Board is convened to bring to light and respond to injustices in the workplace. The Workers’ Rights Board has held hearings for Teachers & Faculty, In-Home Support Service Workers, Trash & Recycling Workers, Sonoma County Superior Court Workers, Nurses & Healthcare Workers. All of the hearings have resulted in workers successfully making improvements in their workplaces.
A JUST RECOVERY
After the devastating 2017 Tubbs wildfire, NBJwJ convened the Alliance for a Just Recovery that includes all major labor, environmental, faith, and community organizations in the County. AJR develops principles of unity and a ‘common agenda for a just, equitable, and sustainable recovery;’ The AJR worked closely with the building trades to ensure that skilled and qualified local union workers completed the toxic clean-up and debris removal with the appropriate personal protective equipment and HAZMAT training and; that all clean-up workers received the prevailing wage.