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Thank you to Captured By Porches for donating a keg of beer for the event!
Hundreds of teachers, students, parents and community supporters rallied on the Burnside bridge Friday to support Portland teachers and their struggle to get a decent contract. The school board declared an impasse earlier this week which sets the stage for a showdown if the teachers and school board fail to reach an agreement within the next several weeks.
2013 Scrooge of the Year Holiday Party
Hundreds rallied outside the School Board meeting on Monday October 21st to protest the district's recent decision to seek mediation. Check out David Young's great photos of the action here.
Jobs with Justice is hosting an Open House! Come and visit our new offices, hear about our work and make new friends. Drinks and light food will be provided.
When: Tuesday October 22nd, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Jobs with Justice 1500 NE Irving St, Suite 585
Metro receive the 2012 Scrooge of the Year award.
Every year, Portland Jobs with Justice supporters get to vote on who is the worst player in our city, or beyond. Once the candidate has been chosen, we go to deliver the award.
Last year's 'winner' was Metro. ABM Janitor and SEIU 49 Executive Board member, Brian Leeder had this to say:
“Winning and delivering the Scrooge award helped us shine a light on
Metro’s bad contracting decisions. Not long after the fun delivery
Metro’s janitors were finally able to get decent wages and benefits
under a union contract again!”
Nominations are now open for the 2013 Scrooge of the Year!
If you would like to make a nomination, please complete the online form here or call 503-236-5573 to request a paper copy. Nominations are due by Friday November 15th.
Update: A tentative agreement has been reached, so there will be no need for help on the picket line on Monday. Congratulations to the workers for their victory! For more details see here.
After months of no progress being made to negotiate a fair contract that is on par with other state workers and market standards for the type of work being performed, the approximately 4200 statewide university classified workers* voted almost unanimously to authorize their union - SEIU - to move forward with preparing for a strike. If no settlement is achieved as of Monday, September 30th, 2013, workers at all seven Oregon university campuses will walk out on strike.
At PSU, the central point for picketing will be on Broadway between the Smith Memorial Student Union and Neuberger Hall. We are asking supporters to join us on the picket lines starting at 8.00 am on Monday September 30th.
The 2013 Solidarity Salsa Party
Saturday September 21st
6.30pm to 11.00pm
Dance lesson at 7.00pm
SEIU 503 Ballroom, 6401 SE Foster Road
Hosted by Portland Jobs with Justice and Voz