Read and download EBASE’s research on economic injustice in the East Bay, underlying our work to transform key industries and build a just economy for all.

This study of the housing crisis in Concord shows that skyrocketing rents, uninhabitable living conditions, and unjust evictions are forcing longtime families to leave the city. It recommends strong tenant protections to ensure that those most at risk of displacement – particularly low-income residents, immigrants, and families of color – are able to stay in Concord. The report was authored by the EBASE, Central County Regional Group, and First 5 Contra Costa, in collaboration with the Raise the Roof Coalition. Download

This EBASE/Building and Trades Council of Alameda County report presents best practices for community-trades collaboration to achieve strong Community Workforce Agreements (CWAs). CWAs set job standards as well as benefits such as job training programs, targeted hire for disadvantaged local workers, and environmental infrastructure investments. These policies promote equity and inclusion of people color as well as sustainable development for the community. Download


EBASE, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and the Center for Popular Democracy’s report showing how workers lack full-time predictable hours in Emeryville’s retail and fast food sectors. Download

EBASE and the Raise the Roof coalition are educating tenants in Contra Costa County about their rights as renters. Download our resource guide in English and Spanish here. 


UC Berkeley resource on Lift Up Oakland (thumbnail)

University of California at Berkeley IRLE’s study on the potential impacts of raising Oakland’s minimum wage to $12.25. Download

IWPR sick leave report (thumbnail)

Women’s Institute for Policy Research’s study on the potential impacts of providing mandatory paid sick days in Oakland. Download

UC Berkely fast food resource (thumbnail)

University of California at Berkeley ILRE’s study on poverty wages in the fast food industry, and the industry’s reliance on public assistance and its cost to taxpayers. Download

EBASE report on community benefits victory (thumbnail)

EBASE’s report on Revive Oakland’s groundbreaking community benefits agreement on the Oakland Army Base redevelopment project. Download

EBASE state of work in the East Bay and Oakland (thumbnail)

EBASE’s report on the state of the work in Oakland and the surrounding East Bay, including income inequality, poverty, and low-wage jobs. Download

EBASE resource on minimum wage in Emeryville (thumbnail)

EBASE’s report on the impacts of the Emeryville living wage policy for hotel workers. Download

EBASE resources on Building a Better Bay Area (thumbnail)

EBASE’s report on community benefits tools and case studies to achieve responsible development. Download
Pages from Behind the Boomtown Report

EBASE and University of California at Berkeley’s study of Emeryville from the 1990s to 2002, chronicling its development, regional economic impacts, and outcomes for workers and residents. Download

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