We work hard, but we also (Democratic) Party hard.
8/22: Our Next Meeting... The State of Labor in 2018
The disastrous Supreme Court decision of Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31 severely crippled the power of public sector labor unions to collect fees from non-union members.
In 2016, there were 14.6 million members in the U.S., down from 17.7 million in 1983. The percentage of workers belonging to a union in the United States (or total labor union "density") was 10.7 percent, compared to 20.1 percent in 1983. Union membership in the private sector has fallen under 7% — levels not seen since 1932.
Attacks on labor from the current administration are only getting worse. But, labor has been this is fight for too long to give up.
We will hear from five of the leading labor union voices in the Bay Area on how they're adapting to a legal system increasingly hostile to organized labor.
Learn what you can do to help move the ball forward in the fight to ensure we have an economy that works for everyone, and not just the wealthy and large corporations.
Finally, find out what issues these labor activists see influencing voters in the vital swing districts Democrats need to flip to win back Congress!
Labor Organizations Represented:
- Alameda Labor Council
- Building and Construction Trades Council of Alameda County
- United Healthcare Workers West
- AFSCME Council 57
- Oakland Education Association
8/23: OUR NEXT EVENT... Oakland Candidate Forum
Hear from the City of Oakland Democratic candidates running for mayor and city council districts in The Town. We are co-hosting this event with the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee. This year, we will be participating in this event being co-sponsored by several Democratic organizations on August 23. Our members will attend the event. In the event of a quorum, we will vote during that forum on which mayoral candidate EBYD choses to endorse.
9/22: DON'T MISS... OUR GALA
We are leading the blue wave into a new era of progressive leadership and policies. Join us as we celebrate the work we have done so far this year - endorsing candidates, registering and informing voters, and supporting good policy at every level!
Your sponsorship would mean so much to us. Sponsorship begins at $250! Please join us in this important work by being a sponsor of this event!
SEPTEMBER 12 - DECEMBER 12, 7pm - 8:30pm: Policy & Political Affairs Working Group