Zack Haber is a poet and journalist who lives in West Oakland.
A group of tenants have started a rent strike at 110 3rd Avenue in Oakland.
Tenants are organizing for a cleaner building, and a stronger sense of safety, in the building.
"I’m scared to live in my unit," one City Towers resident said. "I don’t think we should have to suffer in our homes just because we’re in poverty"
CCA’s recent action is part of a growing national trend of union combativeness, Haber writes.
The hunger strike is ongoing as OUSD moves forward with closing six schools over the next two years.
SEIU 2015, the union that represents Alameda County’s In-Home Supportive Services is starting negotiations for a new contract to ensure a $20 an hour wage, amongst other things.
The City of Oakland had planned to move dozens of houseless people from the Wood Street encampment between November 8 and 10, but residents remained in the area after the attempted closure operation.
On July 7, the Berkeley-based non-profit Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) opened a site on Wood Street after two years of planning. Encampment residents are hesitant to move in.
Natalie Logusch is suing the UC Board of Regents to pressure them to release public records related to UC Berkeley’s demolition and development plans.
San Francisco-based company, GameChanger LLC, and seven unhoused residents ended a year-long land use dispute on Monday when residents agreed to leave a 1.5 acre tract of company-owned land just west of Wood Street in West Oakland in exchange for accepting material or monetary concessions.
Here are two things we know and one thing we don’t know that could be noteworthy to voters, especially those concerned with policing, potential conflicts of interest, and tenant issues.
Activist and former Berkeley mayoral candidate Mike Lee died at age 64 of complications related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in mid August. Housing activists and many people experiencing homelessness across Berkeley, Oakland and San Francisco reported sadness at his loss and admiration for him in the wake of the news.
While establishing a fire lane and cleaning a portion of a Home Depot parking lot where around 50 unhoused residents live, on Oct. 22 and 23 Oakland’s Department of Public Works (DPW) destroyed over a dozen self-made wooden homes and left those displaced with no alternative housing options.