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
February 28, 2019

Striking in the rain: Highlights of the week so far

As the Oakland teachers’ strike enters its sixth day, rain can’t dampen the enthusiasm of Oakland teachers and community members in their fight against billionaire privatizers and the bought-off school board.

February 27, 2019

“They are the backbone of our society.” OUSD parents tell us why they support the strike.

97 percent of families are honoring the pickets in the OUSD strike. Parents tell us why the teachers’ fight is their fight too.

February 26, 2019

Oakland has a school-to-prison pipeline. The teachers’ strike is our best hope to end it.

Last month’s victory by Los Angeles teachers made clear they were on strike to improve conditions for all the students and communities they serve, including demands for racial justice. Unions and an organized mass movement are the best tools teachers have to make this a reality.

February 25, 2019

Lies in the Skies

An anti-union group hired a private plane to slander the leadership of the Oakland teachers’ union. The stunt reveals a network of wealthy donors and Republican politicians that want to break the power of unions, and the OUSD strike, at any cost.

February 25, 2019

Cross-bay strike wave: San Francisco teachers walk out to support the Oakland strike

Teachers at San Francisco’s Mission High School adopted Skyline High School in Oakland, raising funds to support teachers there during the strike. Today, several Mission teachers are standing in solidarity with Skyline teachers on the picket line.

February 25, 2019

Why billionaires love charter schools

Michael Bloomberg addressing the Center for American Progress

Billionaires care about one thing: protecting their profits. That’s why they use charter schools to destroy two of the top threats to their fortunes: unions and taxes.

February 24, 2019

The strike continues: Highlights from day two

Teachers went on strike again on Friday, with fierce shows of unity and community support.

February 22, 2019

“I see future Ocasio-Cortezes right and left.” A wildcat leader tells us about the first days of the strike.

Alex Webster-Guiney, a special education teacher at Oakland High School, helped lead the teacher wildcats earlier this winter. She shares her reflections on the strike’s first day with Majority.

February 22, 2019

Highlights from day one of the Oakland strike

Thousands of teachers, parents and students shut down most of the Oakland Unified School District and rallied to demand fully-funded public education.

February 20, 2019

Brought to you by Jerry Brown: the Oakland schools crisis

“Progressive” Jerry Brown has been on a decades-long crusade to destroy public education for his own profit and that of his billionaire friends.