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
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.

November 06, 2020

Waking up a “sleeping giant”: An interview with transit union leader Roger Marenco

“We have been a sleeping giant for the past decades. Nothing happens without the Muni transit operators in this city.”

November 02, 2020

Charter schools threaten the future of education in Oakland. It’s time to stop them.

For years, privatized charter schools have destabilized OUSD, harming all students and families. But when families, students, and teachers organize together, we can restore public education in Oakland.