Oakland Army Base Project
Unions, Community Groups Hope to ‘Revive’ Oakland with Jobs Agreement at Army Base Project
“A good-jobs agreement should be mandatory, due to the use of public funds, including the pension system’s assets.” -Kimberly Moses, speaks at a rally outside the Port of Oakland headquarters last week.
Longtime West Oakland resident Shirley Burnell used to work at the Army base, and she remembers it as a hive of economic activity. It employed hundreds of nearby residents and hired local businesses as contractors. It pumped millions of dollars into the East Bay. And, at its height, it was part of the economic bedrock upon which Black West Oakland built its prosperity.