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Emeryville Passes Fair Workweek Policy

November 22, 2016

Every once in a while, we win big. Last night was a special night in Emeryville where City Council voted unanimously 5-0 to pass a Fair Workweek policy with no loopholes! You were there last year when Emeryville passed the highest minimum wage in the country at $14.44 with a path to $16. And with this complimentary policy, the City is taking the next step to address income inequality, the crisis of underemployment, and the epidemic of unpredictable hours in the retail and fast food industries. We’ve been inspired to see low-wage workers; Emeryville residents; community, labor, and faith leaders;...Read More

Op-ed: Opportunities for the Formerly Incarcerated

November 22, 2016

Following is an oped originally published in the Oakland Post from Willie Saabir Lockett, a Revive Oakland member. In my younger days, I made some mistakes and served 22 years in California Penal Institutions. Since my release, I’ve worked really...Read More

Elect Justice

June 6, 2016

We’re Standing Up for Our Communities 365 Days of the Year 2016. It’s a big election year. But EVERY day EBASE, our allies, and supporters like you work hard to create good jobs and healthy, vibrant, and diverse neighborhoods. Let’s...Read More

Women Warriors Among Us

March 25, 2016

  A Women’s History Month blog from EBASE ED Kate O’Hara. Since my daughter was born five years ago, I’ve become increasingly aware that the issues of low-wage workers are women’s issues. From equal and decent pay to affordable childcare...Read More

How 10 years Changed Me and a City

March 10, 2016

Ten years ago, I started out at EBASE as a research associate, wanting to make a difference in the economic justice movement crunching numbers and scheming ways to leverage policies for organizing. Little did I know that within a few...Read More

Op-ed on Walmart Closures in Oakland Tribune

January 29, 2016

Growing up in an East Coast suburb, I remember strolling the aisles of Walmart on the weekends, especially when it was cold outside. My family bought clothes, school supplies, and our basic needs there. At some point, Walmart move a...Read More

Being in Love with Our Blackness

January 20, 2016

“It is a revolutionary act to in love with our Blackness and embodying our Black power.” – An MLK message from EBASE campaign director Jahmese Myres.
Dear Friend, Recently, I was watching a clip of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr....Read More

We Stand With the Muslim Community

December 10, 2015

EBASE’s Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy, EBHO’s Interfaith Communities United, and Oakland Community Organizations partner on immigrant and workers’ rights, affordable housing, racial and education justice work, and healthy communities. Together, we wrote the following statement in support of...Read More

Displacement and the Pitfalls of the Sharing Economy

November 6, 2015

Some cheer, some hiss, but one thing is for sure: Uber will transform Oakland, and our city will become ground zero for not only a discussion of growth and displacement, but of the pitfalls of the “sharing” economy.” This year,...Read More