Napa Solano Central Labor Council update!

Siblings we have been very busy the past months identifying, meeting with, interviewing and endorsing this year’s slate of June primary candidates. We will now be starting our field program and will be looking for our affiliates to step up to the plate and once again show why the endorsement from our Napa Solano Siblings is so sought after!
Be on the lookout for a variety of ways to contribute to our primary campaign. One on one contact at worksite visits and personal Letters to your members from affiliate leaders are the most effective ways to begin a campaign. Justin will be providing you with a schedule in a couple of days and it is critical that your members are provided with several options to participate. I have attached a copy of our endorsements and they are also at the bottom of this blast.
We will be receiving our lists from the Fed and need to know if any affiliates want to opt out of our program. Please contact Justin or myself as soon as possible if this is the case.
Now that the pre endorsement convention is behind up we now have a final slate of candidate that the Napa Solano Central Labor Council has officially endorsed.

Now it is time to go to work.

Spring Salute 2016
Siblings, well by all accounts Friday nights 6th annual Napa Solano Central Labor Council spring salute was a smashing success! To the Casual Observer it looked like it went off without a hitch but those that were part of the organizational committee know otherwise 🙂
A special shout-out to Firefighters local 1186 who literally pulled your beleaguered executive director out of the fire and provided us with a BBQ that was out of this world.
And we also want to thank our Executive Board members and volunteers who stepped up to the plate to make it all happen. Painters, Teamsters #315, Operating Engineers 3, Carpenters, Building Trades, CSEA and of course our new field coordinator Justin Bailey for pulled off a wonderful event. I know there were more and Justin will be sending out a blast thanking all involved and also a final report.

I received a number of phone calls and emails over the weekend congratulating us on our efforts, and it was a great Team effort. Everyone was impressed that we were able to have Congressmen Mike Thompson and John Garamendi Assembly members Bill Dodd and Jim Frazier as well as California Superintendent of Public Education Tom Torlakson to pass out the awards and certificates to our worthy Siblings who we honored at the event. I have listed the winners at the bottom of the blast.
Also a shout out to G Anthony Phillips for the wonderful program honoring our Spring Salute Award winners and Jonathan Gordon for taking pictures. I think everybody agrees that the program we put together was awesome although a lot of the pictures are dark because of the lighting in the museum. I actually asked them to turn the lights off to keep things mellow and also the spotlight off of us old timers on the stage.
We will keep you up-to-date on the final numbers and once again we would like to reach out and thank everyone who had anything to do with the event and thank you for your continued efforts in making the Napa Solano Central Labor Council one of the most active labor councils in California. Hats off to everyone!

Link to Photos by G Anthony

Strike averted
By now you have all heard that the Strike at the Maritime Academy and their 22 sister campuses was averted! Many thanks to all of our four State Reps: Senator Wolk and Assembly Members Bonilla, Frazier and Dodd for all writing letters in support of our Siblings. Great work by the local Leaders at the California Faculty Association!
CWA strike sanction:
Well one averted and another to take its place? Our Siblings at CWA has requested and been granted Strike Sanction by the Napa Solano Central Labor Council Executive Board in their struggles getting a contract with ATT. Let’s hope that we can avert another strike, they are after all failure, as their leadership continues to negotiate. We do however stand ready to hit the streets and support our Siblings.
Field campaign
Be on the lookout for a notice from Justin with our Phone Bank and walk schedule. We start work this week!

Endorsed Candidates by your Napa Solano Central Labor Council:
We are proud to announce:
US Congress:
CD # 5: Mike Thompson
CD #3: John Garamendi
CA Senate District
SD #3: Bill Dodd
CA Assembly District
AD # 4: Dual Endorsement for Dan Wolk and Don Saylor
AD # 11: Jim Frazier
AD #14: May Torlekson
Solano County Board of Supervisors:
District #1: Erin Hannigan
District #2: Dual Endorsement for Honeychurch and Iokamedes
District #5: Skip Thomson
Napa County Board of Supervisors:
District #2: Mark Luce
District #4: Alfredo Pedroza
District #5 Belia Ramos

Napa Solano Central Labor Council Spring Salute Award Winners:
Labor Partnership Award – These awards went to elected officials that our committee felt went above and beyond when it comes to fighting for the Working People in Napa and Solano counties.
Labor Activism Award – This award went to the person that we felt did the most to team with Labor and support us on Issue Campaigns, Rapid Response and Candidate Promotion
Labor Community Partner Award – This award went to the Business leader who best exemplified what a winning relationship between Labor and management can produce for the workforce and community
Becky Benton Memorial Courage Award: This award went to the individual who, like our friend Becky Benton, showed remarkable courage in the face of adversity both in the political arena and facing the challenges that life throws at them.
Labor Champion Award These awards were presented to the individuals and affiliates that make up the core team in our remarkable success every election. These Siblings show up and do the work every election cycle and help develop the field program for the council. Without their dedication and the support of their affiliate’s leadership we would not be nearly as successful.
Labor Backbone Award – This award went to the Siblings that we felt best showed why and how our members will continue to be a force in the Labor movement. These Sibs work every day to promote our values and are the backbone of our Labor Councils continued organizing success.
Lou Franchimon Labor Lifetime Achievement Award: This award went to the individual who has demonstrated a dedication and service to working Men and Women over the long haul. This is meant to be our highest honor that we can present to a Labor Leader


Upcoming Events:

Event for Don Saylor on April 15th
5:30-7:00 pm
Sudwerk Brewing Company
2001 2nd street, Davis, CA

Sheriff and DA Event for Skip Thomson on April 15th
Begins at 5:30 pm
Mandarin Restaurant
219 Texas street, Fairfield, CA

United Workers for Local Government on APril 19th
9:00 am
445 Nebraska street, Vallejo, CA

Dan Wolk reception on April 20th
5:30-7:00 pm
Home of Lois and Herb Cross
1805 Rehrmann drive, Dixon, CA

Construction Connect on April 20th
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
All Star Rents
2525 Claybank road, Fairfield, CA

CLC E-Board and Delegates Meeting
5:15 pm E-Board meeting, 6:00 pm general meeting
CTA office in Fairfield??

Construction Career Fair on April 22nd
9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Napa Valley College
2277 Napa Valley Highway, Napa, CA

Showing of movie “Fix It” on April 27th
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Solano Community College building 600

Latinos Unidos event on May 1st
Begins at 1:00 pm
St. Johns Catholic Church
960 Caymus street, Napa, CA

Bill Dodd event on May 6th
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Holman Cellars
190 Camino Orgua #9, Napa, CA

Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 14th

Jon’s new email:

Jon Riley
Executive Director
Napa/Solano Central Labor Council
445 Nebraska St.
Vallejo Ca. 94590
707-373-5250 Cell
707-246-9727 Office

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