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S.F. Bay Area City to Consider 'Fair Workweek' Policy

S.F. Bay Area City to Consider

The San Francisco Bay Area city of Emeryville will address income inequality by studying an idea for hourly workers to have more stability and predictability at their jobs, according to the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE).  If the City Council approves a “fair workweek” policy, it would mark another milestone for the […]

Oakland Residents Give Grassroots Solutions for Stadium Plan

Oakland Residents Give Grassroots Solutions for Stadium Plan

The massive Coliseum City project in Oakland, California – which, if it had been built, could have brought up to three new sports stadiums, 5,750 homes and 8 million square feet of office and retail space – is now in flux, community advocates say.  But instead of waiting for developers and government planners in this […]

Oakland Group: Coliseum City Plan Needs Accountability

Oakland Group: Coliseum City Plan Needs Accountability

  A coalition of faith leaders, grassroots advocates, labor representatives and young people called on Tuesday for developer accountability and community participation with the Coliseum City project, which could be built on public property near the two main sports stadiums in Oakland, California.  The group called on the project developer and planners to provide good […]

Walgreens Agrees to 'Living Wage' in Oakland, California

Walgreens Agrees to

  Just weeks before a new minimum wage starts in Oakland, California, grassroots advocates are celebrating a Wednesday decision by Walgreens to pay its workers at a new store in the city $14.10 per hour, which is required by an ordinance, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) reported.  At one point, the […]

Election 2014: Voters Spoke Loudly. Will Leaders Listen?

Election 2014: Voters Spoke Loudly. Will Leaders Listen?

On Nov. 4, pundits and politicians across the country defined the election as a repudiation of the current administration’s policies. Others viewed it as an affirmation of the Republican promise of smaller government. Everyone spoke for the people. But is anyone listening to the people? Newly-elected Congresswoman Mia Love of Utah said it the best […]