If you are like me, you like to show Oakland's small businesses love
by spending your money there as opposed to big box or chain stores. I'm
delighted to shine a light on the following businesses which are
investing in their workers and our community by endorsing Lift Up
Oakland’s Measure FF to raise the minimum wage to $12.25 with paid sick
Let's show them our respect and gratitude, patronize their
establishments, and tell them you appreciate their support of workers!
Mark your calendars for Conscious Community Shop In, October 13-19th,
but no need to wait till then. Shop away today! And invite YOUR
favorite business to endorse Lift Up Oakland’s Measure FF so they too
can be part of the Shop In. Contact Kristi@workingeastbay.org for more info.
Community Conscious Oakland Businesses
Since 1997, this worker-owned cooperative has been making artisanal
baked goods. Grab a slice of pizza or cheese roll and watch the world go
by on Lakeshore Avenue!
Check out this Old Oakland hot spot during the workweek for everything
from their famous pulled pork sandwiches to Blue Bottle lattes.
– Since 2002, this worker-owned union shop has been designing for the
social justice movement. Branding. Print design. New media. You name it –
they do it!
Everett & Jones
– Since 1973, this Broadway establishment has boasted the City’s best
BBQ. Their sauce has been described as “a successful mixture of heady
fruit-sweetness and peppery clout.” Six locations.
Fist of Flour–
Founded in 2010, James and his crew have been throwing gourmet pizzas
from the fist into wood-fired ovens, making “Pizza for the People.”
Simply Bliss Catering
– Chef Yolanda’s inspiration is her grandmother’s Tennessee hog farm,
where meals were offerings of the land. She continues that tradition
with fresh, local, organic, and sustainable ingredients.
– This business incubator for solar start-ups is making Oakland the
world’s epicenter for solar entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are
recruited, housed, and given the resources to scale.
– This intimate Jack London Square restaurant is a welcoming place that
replicates the traditional Spanish tavern experience. Enjoy paella and
sangria in a warm atmosphere that brings people together.
Community Conscious Regional Businesses
Justice Grace Vineyards
–Shoe Shine and Solidarity wines are hand-crafted with a reverence for
nature, a deep respect for the tradition and artistry. A portion of
their profits go to living wage campaigns and immigrant rights groups.
This worker-owned cooperative stitches together technology and social
change, providing consulting, graphic design, web development, and game
design to arts, education, and nonprofit organizations.
The East Bay’s premier worker-owned bicycle courier service. They
strive to provide the greenest, fastest, most affordable option for
local delivery with a smile.
Paid for by East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy Committee to Lift Up Oakland.