We are so proud and excited that Oakland voters passed Measure Z, 75% to 25%. Measure Z will protect hotel housekeepers from sexual assault and threats on the job, establish a living wage and humane workload limits, and improve labor standards enforcement for ALL workers in Oakland. Thank you to our partners in this campaign, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, and to all or supporters.
Check out our very own Irma Perez and Wei-Ling Huber in this Telemundo story!
Listen to our very own Blanca Smith explain why every Oakland voter should vote yes on Measure Z. And she’s walking the picket line at the Oakland Marriott City Center while she’s at it!
We’ve all heard a lot about the presidential election – but there are crucial races here in our own cities. Here are Local 2850’s endorsements for candidates and ballot measures that will protect good jobs and affordable housing in the Bay Area.
At large: Rebecca Kaplan
District 1: Dan Kalb
San Pablo Lytton Casino UNION CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS!
Topics will include: Raises and Health Insurance
Monday November 30, 12:00 noon
Casino Building 101
Graton Casino Resort workers in Sonoma just won a great new contract with UNITE HERE! Highlights of their contract include:
*Healthcare: Single $0, Single plus 1 $ 20, Family $40
*Graton Casino agreed to match any increases to CA minimum wage
*Sample of some October 1, 2015 pay rates at Graton:
-IM (Housekeeping at San Pablo): $14.80
-Steward/ (Utility at San Pablo): $14.80
-Cook Team Dining Room: $18.60
-GSA/Gaming floor person: $14.90
Plus, Graton workers got a signing bonus of $0.25 per hour worked for the last 12 month period prior to contract ratification!