A Successful Oxnard Picnic Capped Off a Great Labor Day Weekend

Make America Union Again!

This Labor Day weekend was a huge success. Over 1000 of our members and allies came out to Santa Maria and Oxnard to celebrate with us. On Monday, we had over 400 people at Oxnard College Park. We want to thank Ventura County Firefighters for sponsoring the event. Thank you to Laborers Local 585 for killing it with ALL of the food. Thank you to IBEW Local 952 for once again providing the games for the kids. Thank you to our guest speakers for your support. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers: SEIU Local 721, UFCW Local 770, Pipefitters Local 484, Californians for Energy Independence, SEIU Local 2015, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 501, Operating Engineers Local 12, Teamsters Local 2010, Teamsters Local 186, Sheet Metal Workers' Local 104, Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, and Lorrie Brown. Your contributions through the years have helped working families successfully fight for fair wages on the Central Coast.

Congresswoman Katie Hill

Assemblywoman Christy Smith

Ventura Mayor Matt LaVere

Simi Valley Councilwoman Ruth Luevenos

Thank you Laborers Local 585!

Oxnard City Councilman Oscar Madrigal

Thank you Congresswoman Hill for helping with the raffle!



Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson at the 2018 Working Families Labor Day Picnic

CCLC Executive Director Jeremy Goldberg

Assemblymember Christy Smith

 Over 500 union workers, their families, and members of our local community convened in College Park in Oxnard, CA on Labor Day, September 3, 2018. It was another great event with good music, good food and great speeches from our community leaders and representatives. It served as the kickoff to the election season, and in the ensuing weeks, many of the same people at this event would knock on doors, make phone calls, or even run for local office. It was a huge undertaking and we were able to get a lot of assistance and sponsorships from various unions and organizations. It was a true team effort as the Laborers local 585 and SEIU 721 were on the grill, Firefighters and Teachers helped serve the food, and the Teamsters helped sign people in. It was ultimately a great success and it helped the Central Labor Council make a positive impact on our local community.

Laborers Local 585 and SEIU Local 721 working the grill