Published in the September 23, 2016 Santa Maria Times. On Sept. 2, for the third consecutive year, unions of the Santa Maria Valley, working in conjunction with the Tri-Counties Central Labor Council, hosted the Santa Maria Valley Union Picnic and Celebration to commemorate labor and Labor Day. As in the past, the event was held […]

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By Moshe Marvit in the September 2, 2016 The Washington Post The first Labor Day celebration took place 134 years ago in New York City, at a time when organizing a union was not yet a protected right. In that era, labor unions were often viewed as criminal conspiracies, and a few years later, with […]

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The Union Labor Day Picnic held on Friday, September 2 was a huge success. Our Board of Trustee candidates Dan Hilker and Jeff Hall both made fine speeches. In addition, speeches were given by Congresswoman Lois Capps; Santa Maria City Council candidate Hector Sanchez; Congress candidate Salud Carbajal; Santa Maria Joint Union High School board […]

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