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

Brought to you by the Democratic Socialists of America, East Bay chapter.

East Bay DSA
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, […]

December 24, 2020

How to win the holidays

A guide to talking to your friends and family about socialism.

November 24, 2020

Teachers’ unions should endorse Bernie Sanders for Labor Secretary

As Labor Secretary, Bernie Sanders could fight alongside teachers’ unions to reign in Wall St. and ensure safe working conditions for everyone.