Ban The Box

A sign outside the Oakland Army Base. (CBS)

Oakland City Council Unanimously Approves Army Base Development Plan

After years of deliberations, the Oakland City Council voted Tuesday night to approve development of the old Oakland Army Base.

06/20/2012

Port Of Oakland

Phil Matier: Job Battle At The Heart Of Oakland Base Redevelopment

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier said the battle over jobs could shape the future of redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.

06/19/2012

Bill Would Eliminate Criminal History Box On Some Job Applications

Contra Costa continues to receive low-level offenders as part of the state’s realignment plan to ease prison overcrowding, and now there is an effort to get inmates out of jail, and into employment.

04/17/2012

(AP)

East Bay Interfaith Community Encourages Employers To Hire Felons

A key part of the strategy is encouraging the so-called “ban the box” approach to hiring, which means employers don’t ask applicants to check the box indicating whether they’ve ever been incarcerated.

10/24/2011

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