More than 60,000 union members living in the North Bay are expected to receive a slate mailer in the coming weeks bearing recommendations for who they should vote for in the June primary.
A candidate endorsed by the North Bay Labor Council, in turn, can benefit from hundreds of volunteers manning phone banks, walking precincts and performing other campaign duties.
However, the council is taking what may be an unprecedented pass on endorsing in the 10th Assembly District primary, featuring incumbent Assemblyman Marc Levine, Santa Rosa Councilwoman Erin Carlstrom and Marin college trustee Diana Conti.
A short-lived ceasefire between Sonoma County government and its largest labor union broke down this week over last-minute changes to the pay and benefits proposed for the county’s highest-paid employees.
The outcome of a standoff between Sonoma County’s government and its largest union could be decided today in a contract vote by workers.