.Martin J. Bennett

Martin J. Bennett is instructor emeritus of history at Santa Rosa Junior College and a research and policy analyst for UNITE HERE 2850.
Oct 11, 2022

Open Mic: Sonoma County Supervisors to review living wage law

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors will finally revise the county’s Living Wage Ordinance approved in 2015 at their Oct. 18 meeting. Three fires...
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Mar 23, 2022

Open Mic: $18 an Hour or Bust!

Sonoma County voters can now sign petitions to place a measure on the November ballot to raise the state minimum wage to $18 an...
Jun 8, 2020

Pass Paid Sick Leave for All

Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma are...
Nov 6, 2018

Justice & Recovery

Since the one-year anniversary of the Tubbs fire has passed, it's appropriate for county residents to pause and consider how far we've come and...
May 22, 2018

Dumped On

On April 18, workers at the Sonoma County landfill and transfer stations voted to affiliate with Teamsters Local 665 in an election certified by...
Jun 21, 2017

Ratto Rising

Amid the mounting scandals and unraveling of the Trump administration—the most anti-labor presidency since Ronald Reagan—there was an important victory for the labor movement...
Mar 23, 2016

A $13 Victory

Homecare workers employed by Sonoma County and represented by SEIU 2015 recently ratified a contract boosting their wages from $11.65 to $13 an hour...