After being courted by the Oakland A’s, the main teachers’ union for the Peralta Community College District voted to oppose the team’s plans to build a ballpark next to Laney College. The Peralta Federation of Teachers represents more than 1,000 teachers and faculty at all four of the district’s community colleges.
The colleges are Laney, Berkeley City College, Merritt College, and the College of Alameda.
The site of the proposed ballpark, 5th Avenue and East 8th street, is a short walk from Laney. It is owned by the Peralta district and is being used as its district headquarters.