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Two Workers Talk About Organizing at REI By Eva Schultz and Richard Marcantonio After workers at REI’s SoHo store in New York City filed a petition for an NLRB election, the company published an “Our.REI.com” webpage. Later taken down by the company, it included an interview by CEO Eric Artz (preserved in this archived transcript) […]
The AC Transit board, at its last April meeting, approved a new three-year contract with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 192, after it was ratified by an overwhelming majority membership vote. This comes nine months after 40 AC Transit workers and riders spoke up at a board meeting to demand hazard pay for the […]
This is a lightly edited transcript of Majority’s interview with Westlake Middle School teacher Mx. San-Chez, who has been on hunger strike with one other teacher for 18 days to protest the Oakland government’s attempt to close down over a dozen schools. The hunger strike is ongoing. Donate to the hunger strike team via Venmo […]
By Annika B The following is the text of a speech delivered on February 9, 2022 by East Bay Democratic Socialists of America co-chair Annika Bastacky in support of staff at California College of the Arts, who are on strike demanding living wages, job security, and a fair contract. As an alum of the MFA […]
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 […]
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 […]
Riders and drivers unite to demand hazard pay and force the AC Transit board to the bargaining table
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.
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.