By Jason Gumataotao---Union labor is not opposed to the development of new housing in Oakland.
By Darwin Bond Graham --East Bay Times
Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen announced tonight that a deal has been struck allowing a 262-unit apartment project to be built on the edge of Oakland's Chinatown.
We found Oakland Magazine's December 2016 edition article, “Unintended Consequences”, biased and unfair. The article’s author argues our labor unions are filing environmental appeals of local housing projects with the City purely to secure jobs for its members. This is a mischaracterization.
Oakland Mayor Schaaf Issues Order Intended to Improve Safety of Unpermitted Housing While Avoiding Displacement
Acknowledging that in the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire some property owners have evicted residents of warehouses and other unpermitted living spaces for fear of legal liability, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf today issued an executive order meant to help landlords bring buildings up to code, while hopefully avoiding displacement of tenants.