The Central Coast Labor Council is a coalition of 70 labor unions and organizations throughout the Central Coast, working together to fight for working people.


Our Mission

We advocate for the working families of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. Through community, workplace and political organizing, we work to ensure that working people have the fundamental right to representation in the workplace and the ability to democratically organize themselves. We believe that through collective action and solidarity, working people can achieve the highest standards of living and personal fulfillment. We believe these efforts are vital to maintaining ethical democratic principles and ensuring that the world is a better place for future generations.

It was the labor movement that helped secure much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.
— President Barack Obama


  • Fair Wages

  • Worker Safety

  • Better Benefits

  • Health Insurance

  • Workplace Equality

  • Paid Family Leave

  • Paid Vacation

  • Better Affordable Housing