North Bay Jobs With Justice in the News

   
 
 
From Border Town to Healthcare Frontiers
By Chelsea Kurnick
North Bay Bohemian
September 29, 2020
 
Workers' Rights Board Hearing on Health Workers' Work Conditions at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Sonoma Gazette
September 25, 2020
 
As California wildfires rage, the harvest goes on Advocates worry about farmworkers who were in Sonoma County vineyards during the LNU Lightning Complex fire
By Teresa Cotsirilos
Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN)
September 22, 2020
 
Retired Physician Pocekay Runs for City Council
By Kathryn Palmer
Petaluma Argus-Courier
September 17, 2020
 
A Just Recovery for Sonoma Vineyard Workers?
By Martin J. Bennett
LA Progressive
September 13, 2020
 
By Teresa Cotsirilos
KALW Public Radio
September 10, 2020
 
By Martin J. Bennett
Beyond Chron
September 7, 2020
 
Pandemic Prompts Concerns about Worker Safety; Union Leaders Take Action
By Bill Swindell
The Press Democrat
September 4, 2020
 
Austin Meyer
Civil Eats
Sept. 2, 2020
 
California Farmworkers at Risk from COVID-19
By Martin J. Bennett
Sonoma County Gazette
September 1, 2020
 
Mutual Aid Groups Partner with Corazon
Help Local Farm Workers Amid Wildfires
By Katherine Minkiewicz
Sonoma West
August 29, 2020
 
Sonoma County Evacuation Zone Waiver Program Sparks Labor Concerns
By Will Carruthers
North Bay Bohemian
August 27, 2020
 
Disaster Response in Sonoma County that is Inclusive and Equitable
By Gabriela Orantes & Belen Lopez-Grady
Sonoma County Gazette
August 25, 2020
 
Another Wild Fire Upends Grape Harvest in Sonoma, Napa Counties
By Bill Swindell
The Press Democrat
August 21, 2020
 
Local Nonprofit Distributes N95 Masks, Emergency Preparedness Info
By Katherine Minkiewicz
Sonoma West/Healdsburg Tribune
August 20, 2020
 
Sonoma Co: Ordinance Allows COVID-19-Related Paid Sick Leave for Workers
By Jeremy Hay
Bay City News Foundation/SFGate
August 18, 2020
 
Sonoma County Supervisors Signal Support for Paid Sick Leave Expansion
By Tyler Silvy
The Press Democrat
August 7, 2020 
 
Sonoma County Mulls Expanding Paid Sick Leave After Santa Rosa's Swift Support
By Will Smith
The Press Democrat
August 5, 2020
 
Labor Groups Push for Pandemic Protections
By Will Carruthers
Bohemian.com
July 29, 2020
 
Close to Home: Closing Child Care Gaps is Equity
By Mara Ventura and Maddy Hirshfield
The Press Democrat
July 27, 2020
 
Thousands of Sonoma County Residents Could Lose
Weekly Unemployment Bonus Pay at the End of July

By Ethan Varian
The Press Democrat
July 16, 2020
 
Santa Rosa Expands Mandate for Paid Sick Time to Cover More Employers
By Will Schmitt
The Press Democrat
July 9, 2020
 
Pandemic Prompts Santa Rosa to Consider Expanding Paid Sick Leave
By Will Schmitt
The Press Democrat
July 7, 2020
 
By Edgar Avila 
KBBF Public Radio
June 26, 2020
 
Sonoma County Law Enforcement Unions Respond to Calls for Reform
By Phil Barber
The Press Democrat
June 17, 2020
  
New Data Reveals Latinos Hit Harder Than Whites by Coronavirus in Sonoma County
By Martin Espinoza and Julie Johnson
The Press Democrat
May 12, 2020
 
A Plan to Help the Community's Most Vulnerable
Sonoma Valley Sun
April 7, 2020
 
As Virus Challenges Community’s Most Vulnerable Residents 
Coalition Forms to Fight for a Just Bailout for Sonoma County Workers
Sonoma County Gazette
April 5, 2020
 
Ways to Help Others in Sonoma County During the Coronavirus Pandemic
By Elissa Chudwin
Petaluma Argus Courier
April 2, 2020
 
Bohemian.com/Northbay
April 1, 2020
  
Labor Day 2019: The Fight for $15 in the North Bay and Beyond
By Martin J. Bennett
Sonoma County Gazette
September 2019
 
Día del Trabajo 2019: ¡Suban el Salario Mínimo!
Por Martin J. Bennett
Más allá de Chron
2 de septiembre de 2019
 

Why Business Should Support $15 Minimum Wage
By Martin J. Bennett
North Bay Biz
August 2019

Novato Eyes Fast Track Minimum Wage Hike
By Will Hudson
Marin Independent Journal
July 31, 2019


Let’s Stop Tipping the Wage Scale

By Martin J. Bennett
Sonoma Index Tribune
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Petaluma Raises Base Wage to $15 an Hour
By Yousef Baig
Petaluma Argus Courier
July 19, 2019


 Sonoma Leads on Wages Will Other Cities Follow Suit?
By Jason Walsh
Sonoma Index Tribune
June 13, 2019

 Minimum Rage: Fight for $15 Moves to Petaluma and Santa Rosa After a Bruising Battle in Sonoma
By Tom Gogola
North Bay Bohemian
June 12, 2019

 Tensions Spill Over as City Council Finalizes Minimum Wage Hike
By Jason Walsh
Sonoma Index Tribune
June 5, 2019

 Close to Home: To Make Housing Affordable, Raise Wages

By Martin J. Bennett
The Press Democrat
March 22, 2019

 Interview with Jesus Guzman about the report “State of Working Sonoma 2018”
By Leilani Clark
Made Local/Locavox:Stories from the people who make our food system go
March/April 2019

 Sonoma City Council Eyes $15 Minimum Wage
By Jason Walsh
Sonoma Index Tribune
February 25, 2019

Sonoma County’s low-income workers left out of local recovery from 2017 wildfires

By Bill Swindell
The Press Democrat
Nov. 21, 2018

 

Will Sebastopol adopt a $15-an-hour minimum wage by 2020?
By E.I. Hillin
North Bay Bohemian
Nov. 20, 2018

 Close to Home: North Bay needs a $15 minimum wage
By Martin J. Bennett
The Press Democrat
Nov. 18, 2018

Just Cause: Grassroots Alliance Announces Plan for Inclusive, Just, Wildfire Recovery
by Brandon McCapes
North Bay Bohemian
July 26, 2018

Still Reeling: What Does a Just Recovery Look Like?
By Mara Ventura and Martin J. Bennett
North Bay Bohemian
July 10, 2018

Give Santa Rosa Renters A Floor and A Ceiling

by Martin J. Bennett
The Press Democrat
July 6, 2018


50 Years Ago: King, Memphis and the Poor People's Campaign
by Martin J. Bennett
Beyond Chron
May 31, 2018

Dumped On: Republic Service's Union-Busting Tactics Didn't Work
by Martin J. Bennett
Bohemian.com
May 22, 2018

Protesters Show Support for Undocumented Immigrants in Santa Rosa March
By Martin Espinoza
The Press Democrat
March 6, 2018

What Is A Living Wage for Sonoma County?
by Martin J. Bennett

The Press Democrat
December 31, 2017

¿Qué es un Salario Digno en el Condado de Sonoma?
Por Martin J. Bennett
The Press Democrat
31 de diciembre de 2017

Immigrant Families Seek Help After Fires
By Eloisa Ruano Gonzalez
The Press Democrat
November 12, 2017

By Leilani Clark
Civil Eats
November 27, 2017

Up with Trash!
By Leilani Clark
Made Local Magazine
September/October 2017

Arriba la Basura
Por Leilani Clark
Made Local Magazine
Septiembre/octubre 2017

[Op-Ed] Close to Home: A Local Good News Story for Labor Day
By Ofelia Cardenas and Juanita Galipo
The Press Democrat
September 3, 2017

Good Jobs and Zero Waste Now!
By Martin J. Bennett
Sonoma County Gazette
August 29, 2017

¡Buenos trabajos y cero desperdicio ahora!
Por Martin J. Bennett
Sonoma County Gazette
29 de agosto de 2017

[Op-Ed] Close to Home: The best response to Trump: Pass SB54
By Mara Ventura
The Press Democrat

September 8, 2017

Labor supporters mark holiday with union gains in Sonoma County
By Guy Kovner
The Press Democrat
September 2, 2017

[Op-Ed] Close to Home: Project labor agreements are simply good public policy
By Martin J. Bennett
The Press Democrat
July 28, 2017

[Op-Ed] Close to Home: Staffing crisis at Sonoma County Superior Court
By Matt Myres
The Press Democrat
July 9, 2017

Teamsters advocating for better Sonoma County garbage operations

By Kevin McCallum
The Press Democrat
June 28, 2017

Ratto Rising: Local workers in waste-management industry score a victory
By Martin J. Bennett
North Bay Bohemian
June 21, 2017

Sonoma County Sheriff restricts cooperation between jail and ICE
By Martin Espinoza
The Press Democrat
May 2, 2017

[Op-Ed] Close to Home: Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Should Add Paid Sick Days
By Martin J. Bennett
The Press Democrat
March 31, 2017

Superior Court Workers Report Erosion in Public Access
By Bonnie Petty
Sonoma County Gazette
March 2017

The Worth of Work
By Judith Wilson
North Bay Biz
October 2016

California $15 Minimum Wage Earthquake!
By Martin J. Bennett
BeyondChron
August 18, 2016

Labor Pains
By Casey Dobbert
The Bohemian
July 27, 2016

Why $15 Now in California (Examining $15 Minimum Wage)
By Martin J. Bennett
Sonoma County Gazette
June 29, 2016

A $13 Victory: Homecare Workers Invisible No More!
By Martin J. Bennett
The Bohemian
March 23, 2016

Wages and Housing: Why Sonoma County Workers Can’t Afford the Rent
By Martin J. Bennett
Sonoma County Gazette
February 2016

A County Living Wage Ordinance Is A Good First Step 
By Martin J. Bennett and Bleys W. Rose 
The Press Democrat
Jan. 30, 2016

Sonoma County Workers' Push for Pay Increase Comes Up Short
The Press Democrat
Dec. 9, 2015

[Op-Ed] In-Home Care Workers Deserve Better Care
The Press Democrat
Dec. 7, 2015

Workers’ Rights Group Urges Pay Raises for Sonoma County In-Home Care Workers
The Press Democrat
Aug. 29, 2015

For a Few Dollars More

The Bohemian
Aug. 12, 2015

Sonoma County Supervisors Shelve Living Wage Ordinance

The Press Democrat
Aug. 11, 2015

[Audio] Home Health Workers Still Excluded from County's Living Wage

KRCB
Aug. 11, 2015

A Living Wage: Will Sonoma County Join the Fight for $15?
Sonoma County Gazette
Aug. 1, 2015


[Op-Ed] Living Wage Ordinance Must Include Caregivers, Too

The Press Democrat
July 23, 2015


Sonoma County Labor Advocates Redouble Push for Living Wage
The Press Democrat
July 21, 2015

[Op-Ed] A Token Living Wage Ordinance for County
The Press Democrat
July 11, 2015


Sonoma County Supervisors Endorse Narrower Plan for Wage Raise
The Press Democrat
June 9, 2015


[Op-Ed] How to Fund a Living Wage Ordinance
The Press Democrat
June 4, 2015


A Living Wage: Let Justice Roll
Sonoma County Gazette
June 2015

Health and Home Care Workers Seek Better Conditions
Sonoma West Times & News
April 22, 2015

Op-Ed: Approve This Long-Needed Pay Increase for Caregiver

The Press Democrat
April 18, 2015

Earning a Living Wage

Sonoma County Gazette
March 2015

Sonoma County Wage-Raise Advocates Look to Models in Other Counties

The Press Democrat
March 7, 2015


[Op-Ed] Why Environmentalists Support Living Wage Ordinance
The Press Democrat
Feb. 27, 2015


[Op-Ed] A School District's Greatest Asset: Teachers

The Press Democrat
Feb. 9, 2015

Report Criticizes Petaluma School Board, Outgoing Superintendent

The Press Democrat
Jan. 30, 2015

Petaluma City Schools Chief Steve Bolman Retiring

The Press Democrat
Jan. 28, 2015

Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Economic Justice

Beyond Chron
Jan. 19, 2015

Rohnert Park Approves Wal-Mart Supercenter Expansion
The Press Democrat
Jan. 13, 2015

Rohnert Park's Decision on Wal-Mart Expansion Expected Tuesday
The Press Democrat
Jan. 11, 2015

Labor Advocates Push for 'Living Wage' for Sonoma County's In-Home Care Workers

The Press Democrat
Dec. 22, 2014

Local Coalition Unveils Living Wage Ordinance

Sonoma West Times & News
Sept. 10, 2014

Advocates Unveil Living Wage Proposal for the County
The Press Democrat
Sept. 9, 2014

[Op-Ed] County Workers Deserve a Living Wage
The Press Democrat
Sept. 1, 2014


Citizens Get Another Chance to Say No to Wal-Mart in Rohnert Park

The Community Voice
August 7, 2014

Why Environmentalists Oppose the Wal-Mart Super Center
Sonoma County Gazette
August 27, 2014


Wal-Mart and the Race to the Bottom in the North Bay
Sonoma County Gazette
July 3, 2014

Graton Casino Workers Vote to Join Union
The Press Democrat
July 22, 2014

Casino Workers May Get Union

The Press Democrat
June 18, 2014

Betting on Graton

San Francisco Bay Guardian
Nov. 5, 2013