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Please save the date for the Annual Labor Awards Dinner, which will be held on Friday 4/17/15 @ the Hyatt Regency Monterey.

 


Nov. 4 is creeping up fast, and working people are knocking on doors, making phone calls and making sure their friends and neighbors are registered to vote so we're electing the kind of candidates who speak for us, not CEOs and corporations. You can make a big difference this election. It's as easy as picking up the phone and telling people who matter to you what's at stake this November. Make a call today, we're counting on you! Read more >>>

Phone banking and precinct walking will take place until the polls close on election day: Tuesday, November 4th. Join the effort in your area...and bring a friend! Click here for details >>>>

 


While volunteers around the country are on street corners, outside of groceries stores, at bus and subway stops and elsewhere to help people register to vote, you can get started right now, right here with just one click. If we’re going to beat back the attack on working families by the likes of Mitch McConnell, Scott Walker, the Koch brothers and other extremists, all of us—you and your family and friends—must be registered to vote. Read more >>>

November 2014 Election Endorsements

MBCLC Endorsements (as of 10/6) PDF Version

 

Governor Edmund “Jerry” Brown (D)
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom (D)
Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D)
Attorney General Kamala Harris (D)
Controller Betty Yee (D)
Treasurer John Chiang (D)
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (D)
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
Board of Equalization District 2 Fiona Ma (D)
U.S. Representative District 18 Anna Eshoo (D)
U.S. Representative District 20 Sam Farr (D)
State Senate District 12 Anthony Cannella (R)
State Assembly District 29 Mark Stone (D)
State Assembly District 30 Luis Alejo (D)

Monterey County Supervisor District 2 Ed Mitchell
Santa Cruz County Supervisor District 4 Greg Caput
Greenfield Mayor John Huerta, Jr.
Greenfield City Council Avelina Torres
Marina Mayor Bruce Delgado
Marina City Council David Brown
Monterey City Council Timothy Barrett, Nancy Selfridge
Salinas City Council District 2 Tony Barrera
Santa Cruz City Council Leonie Sherman, Bruce Van Allen, Cynthia Chase
Seaside Mayor Ralph Rubio
Seaside City Council Jason Campbell, Dennis Alexander
Soledad City Council Christopher Bourke, Alejandro Chavez
Marina Coast Water District Jan Shriner
Monterey Peninsula Airport District Dan Presser
Salinas Valley Memorial Health Care Zone 5 Carmen Gill
Santa Cruz City Schools Alisun Thompson, Jeremy Shonick

 

Monterey County Ballot Measures
MEASURE A PACIFIC GROVE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, SCHOOL BONDS YES
MEASURE B SALINAS UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, SCHOOL BONDS YES
MEASURE C GREENFIELD UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SCHOOL BONDS YES
MEASURE D GREENFIELD UNION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT, SCHOOL BONDS YES
MEASURE E CITY OF MARINA, TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX YES
MEASURE F CITY OF MARINA, TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX YES
MEASURE G CITY OF SALINAS, TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX YES
MEASURE H CITY OF SALINAS, UTILITY USERS TAX YES
MEASURE I CITY OF SOLEDAD, TEMPORARY TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX YES
MEASURE J CITY OF SAND CITY, TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX YES
MEASURE K CITY OF GONZALES, TEMPORARY TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX YES
MEASURE M CITY OF KING, SALES TAX YES
MEASURE N CITY OF KING, PUBLIC SAFETY, REC., PUBLIC WORKS & FISCAL STABILITY YES
MEASURE P CITY OF MONTEREY, SPECIAL TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX YES MEASURE Q MONTEREY-SALINAS TRANSIT DISTRICT, TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX YES MEASURE R CITY OF DEL REY OAKS, TRANSACTIONS AND USE TAX YES

Santa Cruz County Ballot Measures
MEASURE K COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ, CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX YES
MEASURE L CITY OF SANTA CRUZ, CANNABIS BUSINESS TAX YES MEASURE M CITY OF CAPITOLA, TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX YES

 LINK to CALIFORNIA LABOR FEDERATION'S STATEWIDE ENDORSEMENTS

 

Support Mission

Transport Workers (TWU) Local 527 provides support services for U.S. troops as they train and learn signal command at the Fort Gordon military base in Augusta, Ga. TWU members do everything from issuing and repairing equipment and vehicles to making sure the well water is safe to drink and the facilities are heating and cooling properly. Read the full article>>>

It's pretty frustrating seeing all the headlines that claim the economy is alive and kicking. Sure, there is economic growth and a steady increase in jobs, but what kind of jobs are we talking about exactly? Well, they aren't the kind of jobs we think of first when it comes to steady, middle-class jobs. No big surprise here, low-wage service sector jobs like those in the fast-food industry are seeing the biggest gains. Bryce Covert at The New Republic has a nice summary of what America's workers are up against when it comes to wages. Read more >>>

When President Barack Obama first announced his candidacy for president, he said: “I am running in this race because of what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called ‘the fierce urgency of now.’ Because I believe that there’s such a thing as being too late. And that hour is almost upon us.” Like Dr. King, our president was calling on America to make real the promises of our democracy. That fierce urgency of now is here for thousands of refugee children from Central America. I know many of these kids’ stories because it is my story, too. Read more >>>

Background: In collaboration with Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action (COPA), the Monterey Bay Central Labor Council (MBCLC) wrote and submitted a grant application to lead an organizing campaign to educate the general public about healthcare opportunities. The application was approved by the County of Santa Cruz. The MBCLC is now in the position to begin the work. While the focus of the work will be the Covered California insurance exchange, the MBCLC is able to continue outreaching for VIACARE and the Medi-Cal expansion to low income community residents, and engage in research about healthcare for undocumented workers. Read more >>>

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