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East Bay DSA
August 06, 2022

“We’re going to be the spokespeople for the Berkeley movement”

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) […]

May 15, 2022

ATU 192 Rank and File Fights for Hazard Pay, Wins Major Contract

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 […]

February 19, 2022

Full Interview with Mx. San-Chez

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 […]

February 10, 2022

In Support of Striking CCA Workers

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 […]

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?