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Finding Aid to the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) Records
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East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) records comprise materials from its 1999 to 2010 campaigns revolving around economic, racial, and social justice issues. These campaigns include: Living Wage; immigrant rights; community and labor organizing at Port of Oakland; worker justice; Oakland economic development; Pixar Studios expansion impact; and the legal fight against the Woodfin Hotel management's noncompliance with Living Wage ordinance Measure C and its attack on undocumented workers during the years 2000 to 2011. The collection contains administrative, training, legal and research materials, correspondence, publications, and photographs produced by EBASE. The collection also includes publications from various local and international organizations dealing with labor issues and media clippings about EBASE.
East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE) was established in 1999 in Oakland, California, when a collaboration between labor, community, and faith groups won the Oakland Living Wage Ordinance, which boosted wages for service workers. EBASE serves as a resource and advocacy organization that advances "economic, racial, and social justice by building a just economy based on good jobs and healthy communities." EBASE addresses "the root cause of economic injustice by developing strategic alliances among community, labor, and people of faith to build power and create change with lower income workers and communities of color." EBASE has successfully worked with unions in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties and community groups on issues such as fair development, living wages, immigrant rights, and stemming housing displacement.
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