Instructor, History
Social Sciences

Office: 1548 Emeritus Hall
Santa Rosa campus
707-527-4999 (x 5063)
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North Bay Bohemian
September 13, 2021

Martin J. Bennett - Sonoma County Workers Deserve a Raise

Sonoma Gazette
September 10, 2021

Martin J. Bennett - Supervisors to Review Living Wage Law

Beyond Chron
September 6, 2021

Martin J. Bennett - Labor Day 2021: UNITE HERE, the 2020 Elections and Beyond

Eugene Weekly
May 13, 2021

Martin Bennett, Dennis Gilbert and Paul Gratz - Fifty Years Ago: The Vietnam Anti-War Movement in Eugene

Press Democrat
April 21, 2021

Martin J. Bennett - Restore the Right to Organize A Union

Press Democrat
October 28, 2020

Martin Bennett and Jack Buckhorn - Proposition 22 Undermines Rights for ‘Gig Drivers’

Sonoma Index-Tribune
October 9, 2020

Martin J. Bennett - COVID-19 and Nursing Homes

September 7, 2020

Martin J. Bennett - Labor Day 2020: California Farmworkers at Risk

Press Democrat
June 28, 2020

Martin J. Bennett - Workers Need Paid Sick Leave

North Bay Bohemian
Open Mic
May 4, 2020

Martin J. Bennett - Raise the Wage: Santa Rosa Should Not Delay Minimum Wage Increase Due to Covid-19

San Mateo Labor
April 2020

Martin J. Bennett - The Fight for $15 and A Union: North Bay Cities Raise the Minimum Wage

Beyond Chron
April 14th, 2020

Martin J. Bennett - The Coronavirus Message: America Needs Universal Paid Sick Leave

March 10th, 2020

A Just Recovery for Sonoma County Farmworkers?

North Bay Biz
August 2019

Martin J. Bennett - Why Business Should Support $15 Minimum Wage

Sonoma Index-Tribune
July 23, 2019

Martin J. Bennett - Let’s Stop ‘Tipping’ the Wage Scales

Press Democrat
Friday, March 22, 2019

Martin J. Bennett - To Make Housing Affordable Raise Wages

North Bay Bohemian
February 19, 2019

Mara Ventura and Martin Bennett - Whose Recovery? Inequality and Working Poverty in the North Bay

Press Democrat
November 18, 2018

Martin J. Bennett - North Bay Needs A $15 Minimum Wage

North Bay Bohemian
November 6, 2018

By Martin J. Bennett and Teri Shore - Justice and Recovery

North Bay Bohemian
July 10th, 2018

Still Reeling: What Does a Just Recovery Look Like?

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Give Santa Rosa Renters a Floor and a Ceiling

Beyond Chron
May 31, 2018

50 Years Ago: King, Memphis, and the Poor People's Campaign

North Bay Bohemian
May 23, 2018

Dumped On: Repubic Service's Union-Busting Tactics Didn't Work

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
December 31, 2017

What Is A Living Wage for Sonoma County?

Sonoma County Gazette
September 2017

Labor Day 2017: Good Jobs and Zero Waste Now!

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
July 28, 2017

Project Labor Agreements Are Good Public Policy

North Bay Bohemian
June 21, 2017

Ratto Rising: Local Workers in Waste Management Industry Score a Victory!

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
March 31, 2017

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Should Add Paid Sick Days

Beyond Chron
August 18, 2016

California's $15 Minimum Wage Earthquake!

Sonoma County Gazette
July 2016

Why $15 Now in California?

North Bay Bohemian
March 23, 2016

A $13 Victory: Homecare Workers Invisible No More!

Sonoma County Gazette
February 2016

Wages and Housing: Why Sonoma County Workers Can't Afford the Rent

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
January 30, 2016

County Living Wage Ordinance Is A Good First Step

Beyond Chron
Jan. 19, 2015

Martin Luther King and the Struggle for Economic Justice

Sonoma County Gazette
March 2015

Earning A Living Wage

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
June 4, 2015

How to Fund A Living Wage Ordinance

Press Democrat
September 1, 2014

Martin J. Bennett - County Workers Deserve A Living Wage

Sonoma County Gazette
August 2015

Will Sonoma County Join the Fight for $15?


Sonoma Gazette
August 27, 2014

Martin J. Bennett - Why Environmentalists Oppose A Wal-Mart Supercenter

Sonoma County Gazette
July 2014

Wal-Mart and the Race to the Bottom

Beyond Chron
August 22, 2013

The 1963 March on Washington Then and Now

California Labor Federation
June 28, 2013

Raise the California Minimum Wage Now!

Sonoma County Gazette
January 2013

Why Susan Gorin Won: the Blue-Green Alliance and Grassroots Politics in Sonoma County

California Labor Federation
October 26, 2012

Yes on Prop 30: Tax the Top and Build A Movement for Fair Taxation

California Labor Federation
February 14, 2011

Don't Blame California Public Employees!

Dollars and Sense
April 2011

Is the Walmart Way the American Way?

November 25, 2011

The Jobs Crisis: What Did Roosevelt Do That Obama Should?
(Note that this is Op-Ed co-written with Richard Walker)

Sonoma Gazette
November 2010

Wal-Mart and the Battle Against Sprawl

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
December 21, 2010

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and the Right to Organize

California Progress Report
September 7, 2009

Down the Wal-Mart Low Road: What Are the Costs of a Supercenter?

California Progress Report
March 16, 2009

Protecting Workers' Rights Is Critical for California's Economic Recovery

July 30, 2008

Martin J. Bennett - Young Workers and the Employee Free Choice Act

Press Democrat
January 13, 2008

Martin J. Bennett - Overturn Indian Gaming Compacts!

Sonoma West Times
September 5, 2007

Martin J. Bennett - A Blue Green Alliance Meets the Challenge of Global Warming