Court Workers to Air Workplace Woes in Rights Board Hearing

Jan 13, 2017

Worker unhappiness is mounting within the Sonoma County Superior Court building.

Staff reductions, failed computer systems, funding cuts and unpopular spending priorities have all contributed to some serious morale problems for the workers in Sonoma County’s Superior court system. They are also impeding negotiations for a new contract.

Court reporter Carlos Martinez, speaking on behalf of his co-workers, says they question the budgetary priorities of the court’s administration.

He points to a failed, costly computer service program as another misplaced priority.

The hearing Saturday morning is open to the public and will be held at the Finley Community Center in Santa Rosa, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. But matt Myers, chair of the North Bay Worker’s Rights Board, says that is only one step in their review of the situation.