News and Updates

Lessons Learned from the AFSCME Strike

June 04, 2018

Written by Hannah EhrlinspielA year of contract negotiations between the University of California (UC) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299, which represents 24,000 of UC's lowest-paid workers, came to a head in late April of this year, when 97 ...
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Bay Area Fundraising Party for Teamsters for a Democratic Union

June 04, 2018

Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) is the longest-standing union reform caucus in the U.S., and they are on a path to victory to reform and radicalize the largest logistics union in the country.In the Teamsters' 2016 election, the TDU candidate for Teamster general president won 49 percent of...
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Why Socialists Support Jovanka and Gayle

May 31, 2018

By Mike ParkerSocialists view inequality, social oppression, environmental destruction, and threat of war as inherent in our social system. We have to go beyond some reforms to the system and think in terms of how we change it. Elections are an important opportunity because, at least nominally, t...
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Early Census Results Released

May 08, 2018

In April, East Bay DSA launched its membership census to learn more about our membership. So far, 168 members (about 19 percent of our membership) have answered. See the attached PDF for the preliminary results. We'll publish the full results when they become available.See the preliminary results...
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East Bay DSA 2018 Convention Results

April 30, 2018

The East Bay DSA 2018 Convention has come to a close. This was a tremendous effort on behalf of the chapter's membership, including the candidates, authors and signatories of the two priorities resolutions, and the many volunteers who helped make the event possible.Priorities ResolutionThe member...
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Statement: Commitment to Ending Racism and Capitalism

April 06, 2018

Written March 12, 2017We are committed to the struggle against racism as part of the project of unifying the diverse working class and winning the fight to end capitalism. The deep tradition of anti-racist socialist movements has taught us that racism and capitalism are profoundly intertwined. It...
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2018 Priorities Resolutions Now Live

April 04, 2018

The priorities resolutions are now live! We received two resolutions, both of which are available on the East Bay DSA 2018 Convention site.The chapter will vote on these resolutions on April 29, 2018, at the first annual East Bay DSA convention. This is your chance as a member to help shape the w...
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Passed: Support for UC Union Contract Campaigns

April 03, 2018

On April 3, 2018, the East Bay DSA Steering Committee voted in favor of supporting the UC union contract campaigns. Below is the text of the resolution.Whereas, as socialists, the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America are committed to supporting working class struggle and the rights of workin...
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Commitment to Ending Racism and Capitalism

March 16, 2018

At the East Bay DSA Executive Committee (ExComm) meeting on March 12, 2017, the ExComm voted unanimously to endorse the Vision for Black Lives (V4BL) Policy platform. The full text of the endorsement is available in the East Bay DSA's Commitment to Ending Racism and Capitalism.
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