News for the East Bay's diverse, working-class majority.

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East Bay DSA
January 20, 2022

DSA remembers Mike Parker (1940 – 2022)

By Jeremy Gong East Bay Democratic Socialists of America (EBDSA) member Mike Parker passed away late on Saturday night at 81 years old after a year-long fight with cancer. He was not only a warm friend and mentor to me and so many others, but a brilliant and one-of-a-kind movement builder. An activist and socialist […]

December 04, 2021

Kaiser Risks Patients’ Lives During Engineer Strike

By Yanira Quiñones Garcia Stationary and Biomedical engineers in Local 39 have been on strike against Kaiser Permanente for 77 days, fighting against disgraceful working conditions. When pharmacists and nurses went on strike, outcry from the community and bad press helped Kaiser move quickly to accommodate these workers. For the engineers, however, it’s been a […]

August 05, 2021

Demanding hazard pay, transit workers force AC Transit to the negotiating table

Riders and drivers unite to demand hazard pay and force the AC Transit board to the bargaining table

June 21, 2021

Transit Corridor Bulletin #3: Fares, why bother?

On May 11, riders pressured the AC Transit Board of Directors to delay a proposed fare increase to 2022. But we should be talking about getting rid of fares entirely.

June 02, 2021

We stand with grieving ATU workers, who get lip service from the boss but no hazard pay

After a shooting took the lives of 9 San Jose transit workers, the VTA still owes the workers it calls “heroes” millions in hazard pay.

May 04, 2021

Who is hiding $2b in Bay Area transit rescue funds?

The Bay Area got $2b in federal rescue funds to save public transit. Why is an unelected board hiding the money?

April 21, 2021

Transit Corridor Bulletin #2

Rather than throw caution to the wind, we need to keep fighting for safe conditions for transit workers and riders while the pandemic continues.

March 31, 2021

Libby and her billionaire friends are the problem, not the solution

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s recently announced cash assistance program is the latest attempt by billionaires to privatize government services and destroy the welfare state, funded by many of the bosses who have driven millions into poverty.

March 09, 2021

Transit Corridor Bulletin

Welcome to the first edition of the Transit Corridor Bulletin! We aim to provide an understanding of the agencies that fund and plan our transportation system, and to put pressure on these agencies to provide affordable, equitable transit for all.

January 02, 2021

Why single-payer healthcare can win in California: An interview with Michael Lighty

By Shane Ruiz Michael Lighty is a national leader in the fight for Medicare for All, served as the Healthcare Constituency Director for Bernie 2020, was a lead policy analyst for SB-562 to create a single-payer system in California, and for over twenty years worked for healthcare workers’ unions CNA/NNU on campaigns for patients’ rights, […]