Oakland Measure AA

NO POSITION

Costly, misdirected parcel tax to fund college readiness and savings. Will also expand access to HeadStart for some families.


Oakland Measure Z

YES 

Protect hotel workers from sexual assault and wage theft (Time’s Up Oakland)

Oakland’s hotel workers deserve safe workplaces, free from the threat of sexual violence, and they should feel supported when filing complaints or removing themselves from unsafe situations. Like so many women across the country, hotel workers in Oakland are standing up to stay Time’s Up on sexual assault and wage theft.

Hotel housekeepers, who are predominantly women of color, work in private spaces — including men’s hotel rooms — and experience sexual assault at an alarming rate. According to a recent survey, 1 in 4 have felt threatened by hotel guests, and more than half have experienced a guest opening the door naked or exposing himself. Many also experience low pay, wage theft and backbreaking workloads that leave them exhausted.

Measure Z addresses sexual assault in the workplace among hotel workers by providing a panic button to every hotel room cleaner and creating procedures to protect workers who are assaulted or threatened on the job.

Measure Z also sets living wage and workload standards for hospitality workers, to help them earn fair wages for a fair day’s work, and take care of their families.

And Measure Z protects ALL Oakland workers by creating a Department of Workplace and Employment Standards to enhance enforcement measures that ensure that all low-wage workers in Oakland get paid at least the minimum wage and have fair workplaces.

  • Measure Z would affect about 1,500 hotel workers in Oakland, who would benefit from the panic button and sexual assault prevention measures .
  • About 600 to 750 workers would also receive significant immediate improvements from the hotel living wage standard and workload limits that set a maximum of square footage to be cleaned per day per worker.
  • Over 27,000 Oakland voters signed a petition to qualify Measure Z for the November ballot.
  • In a recent poll, 82% of Oakland voters say that they support hotel workers’ right to have panic buttons.
  • Oakland would be 1 of 5 municipalities in the United States, and part of a growing movement, to require hotel owners to provide panic buttons to workers.

 


Oakland Measure Y

YES 

Protect renters in duplexes and triplexes from unfair evictions

Measure Y is needed to address the growing housing crisis in Oakland and prevent more homelessness and tenant displacement.

This measure will expand eviction protections to protect all renters (whose homes are built before 1996) from displacement regardless of the size of the building they live in.

Measure Y will close a “loophole” in the current Just Cause ordinance that is being abused by speculators and bad-acting landlords. This abuse has led to the displacement of many long-term tenants, in particular low-income families, mothers and children,  immigrant families, and historic Black residents.

Currently, tenants living in duplexes or triplexes with their landlord do not have “Just Cause” eviction protections and can be evicted without reason. Tenants living in all other sized buildings (buildings with 4 or more units) built before 1996 do have eviction protections.

Measure Y will extend “Just Cause” to 8,000 Oakland tenants living in duplexes and triplexes, preventing further risk of their displacement.


Oakland Measure X

YES 

Make luxury property owners pay their fair share by taxing them at a higher rate


Oakland Measure W

YES 

Address homelessness and illegal dumping by taxing vacant properties