Monterey Bay Central Labor Council


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Monterey Bay Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO

November, 2018 Endorsements

As of 9.14.18

MBCLC has made the following endorsements to-date.  Additional jurisdictions and ballot measures are still under consideration regarding whether and whom to endorse,


For More Information Contact Glen Schaller, MBCLC Political Coordinator, 831-325-8575, [email protected] 


S. C. Co. Board of Supervisors, D 4        No Recommendation

Capitola City Council                                  Yvette Brooks, Sam Storey

Carmel Mayor                                               Dave Potter

Marina Mayor                                                Bruce Delgado                               

Marina City Council                                    Adam Urrutia, Lisa Berkley                                 

 Monterey City Council                                 Tyller Williamson               

 Salinas Mayor                                              Joe Gunter  

Salinas City Council, District 2                 Tony Barrera          

Salinas City Council, District 3                 Steve McShane

Salinas City Council, District 5                 Andrew Sandoval

Santa Cruz City Council                             Justin Cummings, Drew Glover, Richelle Noroyan, 

Seaside Mayor                                             Kayla Jones

Soledad City Council                                  Alejandro Chavez, Marisela Lara 

Watsonville City Council, D 4                    Jenny Sarmiento

Watsonville City Council, D 7                    (dual): Ari Parker & Lupe Rivas

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Z 1    Regina Gage

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Z 3    Juan Cabrera

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Z 4    Cesar Lara

Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, Z 5    Timothy Miguel 

Monterey County Office of Ed., TA 7         Delia Alvarado

Cabrillo College, TA 6                                Dan Rothwell 

Monterey Peninsula College, TA 1           Natalia Molina

Monterey Peninsula College, TA 2           Yuri Anderson

Salinas Union HSD, TA 5                          EvaMarie Martinez

Salinas Union HSD, TA 7                          Kristine Jones

 Santa Cruz City Schools, TA 1                  Jeremy Shonick

Santa Cruz City Schools, TA 3                  Cindy Ranii

 Aptos/La Selva Fire District                       Orbad Darbo, John Scanlon

Monterey County Ballot Measures

J          MPWMD Cost Savings                   No Recommendation

M         PG Short Term Rentals                  NO

N         Marina Sales Tax                             YES

V          Marina Cannabis Tax                     YES


Santa Cruz County Ballot Measures

Yes- Measure G         County Sales Tax 

Yes-Measure H         Affordable Housing Bond  

Yes-Measure I           Capitola Cannabis Tax          

Yes-Measure J          Capitola TOT                               

NO-Measure L          Capitola Greenway

Yes-Measure M         Santa Cruz Rent Control

STATEWIDE: California Labor Federation Endorsements 

Governor                                           Gavin Newsom

Lt. Governor                                      Dr. Ed Hernandez

Secretary of State                            Alex Padilla

Attorney General                              Xavier Beccera

Controller                                          Betty Yee

Treasurer                                          Fiona Ma

Insurance Commissioner             Ricardo Lara           

Supt of Public Instruction               Tony Thurmond

BOE, District 2                                  Malia Cohen

US Senate                                        Kevin DeLeon

US House, CD 18                           Anna Eshoo                                     

US House, CD 20                           Jimmy Panetta

State Senate, SD 12                       Anna Caballero

State Assembly, AD 29                   Mark Stone

State Assembly, AD 30                   Robert Rivas           

YES-Prop 1            Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond Act of 2018 

YES-Prop 2            No Place Like Home Act of 2018   

YES-Prop 3            Authorizes Bonds to Fund Projects for Water Supply 

No Recommendation- Prop 4            Authorizes Bonds Funding: Children’s Hospitals 

NO-Prop 5            Changes Requirements: Home Owners to Transfer Property Tax

NO-Prop 6            Eliminates Road Repair and Transportation Funding 

 No Recommendation-Prop 7            Daylight Savings Time 

YES- Prop 8            Authorizes Regulation of Dialysis Clinics. Limits Charges 

NO- Prop 9            Division of California Into Three States. (Blocked by Court) 

YES- Prop 10          Expands Locals’ Authority to Enact Rent Control on Property

NO-Prop 11          Requires Private Ambulance Workers to Remain On-Call

YES-Prop 12          Establishes New Standards for Confinement of Animals 

Tell Congress to repeal the tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations instead of cutting the vital programs that benefit nearly one-third of the U.S. population.

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Glen Schaller, MBCLC

Labor has always held electoral power, especially when wielded by women. Former Secretary of Labor Francis Perkins’s lifelong dedication to workers’ rights was sparked by witnessing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire of 1911, in which 146 people — predominantly young Jewish immigrant women — died, most as a result of locked factory doors. Though they shunned the ballot box, legendary political radicals like Lucy Parsons, Emma Goldman, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn were all labor organizers.

Labor union leaders Liz Shuler and Mary Kay Henry discuss how they rose up through the union ranks and what they’re trying to do to increase the number of women in the labor movement. Shuler, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO, and Henry, president of the Service Employees International Union, also weigh in on recent Supreme Court decisions, Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, and what that all means for the future of the labor movement.

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As Labor Day approached, the movement that created the holiday flexed its muscle in Seattle, where the landscape has been transformed in the last few years by labor-backed measures protecting and compensating people like in few other places across the country.