News for the East Bay's diverse, working-class majority.
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District Attorney Nancy O’Malley is easing incarceration in response to the coronavirus. We should fight to maintain and expand these measures.
In a pandemic, the problems of working from home and finding childcare are compounded for working-class women of color.
Implementing contact tracing to limit the spread of Covid-19 could involve forking over more personal data to private tech firms. We need to make sure that corporations don’t profit off of that data at our expense.
An Oakland McDonald’s restaurant is forcing its employees to work in unsafe conditions. Its workers are going on strike to demand hazard pay and protective gear for the duration of the Covid-19 outbreak.
A recent California judicial ruling suspends cash bail for some defendants and halts most evictions during the Covid-19 state of emergency. But we can’t rely on court orders to deal with the ongoing social crisis.
Highland Hospital nurse Saber Alaoui made the news when he wore a garbage bag as a gown to protect himself from Covid-19. His employer didn’t like the attention — and fired him soon after.
Healthcare workers across the state are putting their lives on the line to battle Covid-19. They are demanding that Gov. Gavin Newsom take immediate action to equip them to fight the pandemic — and to rein in a public health catastrophe.
Oakland’s unhoused residents are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus. Elected officials must go beyond small gestures and take drastic action to protect our houseless population.
As the Covid-19 crisis looms, Alameda County considers beefing up Sheriff Ahern’s militarized police force while starving Highland Hospital.
The CEO of Alameda County’s public health authority prioritizes the bottom line over the lives of workers and patients. That’s just a symptom of a deeper problem: public hospitals and clinics have been starved of the resources healthcare workers need to do their jobs well.