News and Updates

Unsafe and Unfair: The Alameda Health System Nightmare

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October 06, 2018

By Mark DrexlerThere are flies in the operating room at Highland Hospital. Patients regularly wait for hours, sometimes days to be seen, and the Emergency Department alone is short twenty full time staff. Nurses routinely open drawers to find them empty when they should be stocked with lifesaving...
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DSA Rise for Climate March

September 20, 2018

On Saturday, September 8, DSA members took to the streets for San Francisco's Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice march to send a clear message: the fight against climate change cannot be won without meaningful system change. East Bay DSA's Climate and Environmental Justice Caucus (informally kno...
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Post Endorsements Statement from East Bay DSA Chairs

September 14, 2018

This weekend, East Bay DSA successfully held our second electoral endorsements vote of the 2018 election cycle. Our monthly general meetings regularly draw over 150 members, and this weekend was no exception. We had a robust and fruitful electoral endorsements debate. However, there has been some...
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Multi-Campaign Canvasses Continue

September 08, 2018

With less than two months until election day, it’s crunch time for our chapter’s two major campaigns: Elect Jovanka Beckles and Yes on Proposition 10. On September 1, East Bay DSA members and likeminded comrades from outside the chapter gathered at Strawberry Park and spread out through Berkeley ...
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Beer, Roses, and Back-to-school: DSA Labor Social Recap

September 06, 2018

The latest labor social was held on a mild Thursday evening, and saw over 30 people involved or interested in labor’s struggles come together to meet and talk about their experience with organizing in their place of work. Teachers, nurses, graduate students, technicians, and workers of all kinds ...
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September Special Meeting agenda and information now available

September 02, 2018

Next Saturday, September 9, from noon–3 p.m. at Omni Commons, East Bay DSA will be having a very important Special Meeting. We need all members to come, debate, and vote! We'll be deciding how to respond to a number of candidates seeking our endorsement ahead of the November elections, and we'll ...
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Are You a Teacher or Parent in a K-12 Public School?

August 26, 2018

The fight for public education is ramping up here in the East Bay, as Oakland teachers are waging a contract campaign to fight for better working conditions at school, which are also better learning conditions for their students. Are you a teacher or parent in Oakland Unified School District (OUS...
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Join the Labor Support Rapid Response

July 30, 2018

Inspired by teacher, nurse, and city worker strikes? Excited to support rank-and-file workers on the picket line in the East Bay?Join the Labor Support Rapid Response system!You'll be notified by the East Bay DSA Labor Committee via text message about East Bay worker strikes and public actions an...
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Join Actions at the "Global Climate Summit" in September

July 18, 2018

East Bay DSA has endorsed actions at the "Global Climate Action Summit" September 8–14, 2018 in San Francisco.The world will be watching Jerry Brown host an invitation-only, 5,000-participant summit to discuss climate action by states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens.Brown will...
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Sunday in the Park with East Bay DSA

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July 13, 2018

Following Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surprise victory, over 85 members and prospective members come out for “Intro to DSA” at Bushrod ParkLast Sunday was a beautiful day in Oakland, and a beautiful day for democratic socialism. Over 85 current and prospective East Bay DSA members turned out to Bu...
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