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Earlier today dozens of workers who provide care services to seniors, children, people with disabilities, and the homeless testified before the SF Board of Supervisors and moved them to raise wages under the city’s Minimum Compensation Ordinance.
“I’m calling members, texting people I know, pulling on people’s
ears to educate them on the importance of Sonoma County’s Measure
M,” said Michael Stanford, who works in Sonoma County Parks “I
tell them that if they love the great outdoors and want more
parkland with more trails, and also want to create green union
jobs, they should vote yes.”
Measure M, if approved by voters, will raise funds for county and city parks throughout Sonoma County, bringing in approximately $11.5 million dollars annually to the parks system.
Stopping Threats to Healthcare and Social Services Programs
Newly-Proposed Public Charge Rule Change Targets Working Families and Low Income Immigrants
On September 27, Asian Health Services workers joined community leaders to condemn the newly-proposed public charge rule that would make it impossible for working people and low-income immigrants who participate in healthcare and social services programs to receive a green card.
Alameda Health System (AHS) employees took their fight for better patient care to the streets in front of the joint meeting of the AHS Board of Trustees and Alameda County Board of Supervisors on September 25. Workers from Highland Hospital, Fairmont Hospital, John George Psychiatric Pavilion, Wellness Centers, and more joined community allies to stand against patient care cuts proposed by AHS administrators.