News and Updates
The Portland Rising BBQ was a huge success, with many workers telling their stories and making links between their experiences. Check out some great photos by David Young here.
Metro has been investing millions into land and improvements at the zoo, parks and natural areas around the region. It is time they invest in the 100's of workers who make the zoo and natural spaces some of the best places to be in Oregon!Click here to sign the petition supporting Metro workers' fighting for basic rights at work and a fair days pay!
Peter Parks created this video of the great testimony at the Rally for Good Jobs at Emanuel Legacy on July 11.
Walmart made $16B in profit & is owned by the richest family in America. Yet many Walmart workers barely scrape by. They aren’t the only ones hurt by the Walmart economy. This week is the Wal-mart shareholders meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas.And we need to make them hear our voices, this is also our national week of action. Go to http://walmarteconomy.com/ to sign the petition, share your stories and donate to the campaign.
The deadline for ticket sales to our Annual Dinner Celebration is 5pm on Tuesday May 27th.
JWJ Annual Dinner Celebration
Stand Up! Live Better
Saturday May 31st, 6pm
Teamsters Hall, 1860 NE 162nd Ave
Join the Laborers' Union tomorrow at the Hilton Tower Hotel at 11.15am. They will be marching from the Hotel to Portland City Hall in support of a living minimum wage of $15/hour that will benefit the whole City of Portland. Help low wage workers support themselves and their families.
Wednesday, May 21st 2014
11.15 am, Hilton Tower Hotel, 921 SW 6th Ave
12.00 - 1.00 pm, Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave
Click on the heading for the full calendar.
May Day photo by David Young
The idea is to list all the information that is shared at our monthly Steering Committee—now it’s all here in one place, for folks to use in their union newsletters, church bulletins, email lists, or just to stick up on the fridge. (Apologies in advance for any accidental omissions; please check with event organizers to confirm any details, or call JwJ 503-236-5573.)
Workers Rights Board Hearing - Defending Quality Higher Education: Working and Learning Conditions at PSU
When: Thursday, April 3, 7pm.
Where: Native American Student and Community Center PSU, 710 SW Jackson St.
Come hear panel members State Senator Michael Dembrow, former State Senator Avel Gordly, Rev Andrea Cano, Pastor David Wheeler, State Rep. Jennifer Williamson and Oregon Student Association Director Emma Kallaway respond to testimony from PSU students, faculty, and staff.