Join JWJ as we mobilize to support the power of workers standing together against corporate power, withholding their labor for transformative contracts. It is a generational fight!
Stay plugged into the #StandUpUAW Strike by subscribing to the Portland JWJ newsletter, plugging in to JWJ’s Solidarity Hub, and by signing up for Big Three updates here!
UAW Local 492 in Beaverton – Stellantis – Portland Parts Depot (10030 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton) continue their 24/7 strike until the Big Three offer a fair deal.
Take a picket shift, organize a group picket, and let us know if you do! (Email email@example.com)!
Let’s get out there and support the workers fighting hard for the future of the working class!
The UAW’s transformative and unequivocal demands include: equal pay for equal work, full seniority status for temps after 90 days, defined benefit pensions for all workers, the restoration of cost-of-living adjustments, the future of electric vehicles being union-made, and for a fair share of the Big Three profits! A UAW win is a win for working people and the climate!
On September 14th, autoworkers began their historic “Stand Up Strike” by walking out of a Ford assembly plant near Detroit, a GM factory in Wentzville, Missouri, and a Jeep plant run by Stellantis in Toledo, Ohio. The “Stand Up Strike,” as the UAW is calling it, is modeled on strikes in the 1930s, when GM workers occupied plants to protest inequality
OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS:
On Monday, September 18th UAW President Shawn Fain warned the Big Three that if they refuse to make serious progress by noon on Friday, September 22, more locals will be called on to stand up and join the strike. During Friday’s update, UAW said they are making progress at the bargaining table with Ford, but time had run out for the other two automaker giants (GM and Stellantis.) UAW President Shawn Fain announced the new strike targets and invited everyone to join workers on the picket lines, “from our friends and families all the way up to the president of the United States.”
“We will be everywhere from California to Massachusetts, from Oregon to Florida,” Fain continued, and now, more than 5000 UAW members have walked out of 38 General Motors and Stellantis parts distribution centers in 20 states.
In Oregon, that means UAW members who work at the Stellantis Parts Distribution Center in Beaverton (10030 SW Allen Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005) are ON STRIKE! Monday through Saturday, 7am – 7pm
Stand with UAW members who #StandUp for all of us! Join autoworkers out on the picket line! Bring food, drink, signs, and cheer! Send us your photos, tag us in your posts, and pick up a Realtree JWJ logo shirt to wear on the picket line – just like Shawn Fain!
More actions you can take:
Tell the Big Three: Record Profit Means Record Contracts. No Exceptions!
Grab a Graphic to Share on Your Timeline!
Record a 30 second to 1-minute-long video explaining why you support UAW workers. Send the video to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tag us in your video!
We are excited to announce the 2023 Portland Jobs with Justice Annual Dinner! With your support, our organization has been a hub of support for working people in our city for over thirty years. Thank you for helping us to grow and deepen our movement for justice within the Portland community!
In addition to a delicious meal, cash bar, and silent auction, we’re thrilled to announce our keynote speaker, the notorious journalist, author, and all around trouble maker, Kim Kelly! From Teen Vogue to her own book Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor, Kim has spent countless hours writing about the stories of workers everywhere, particularly the most marginalized.
Thursday, September 7, 2023 | 6:30pm-9:00pm
The World Forestry Center in Miller Hall
4033 SW Canyon Rd. Portland, OR 97221
Masks are required when not eating or drinking.
Thank you for keeping our communities safe! Contact Jill at Jill@jwjpdx.org for questions.
Join the Oregon Strike-Ready Coalition! Rally & BBQ June 25th
Over 340,000 Teamsters at UPS are gearing up to fight for better pay and treatment on the job when their contract expires on July 31, 2023. And on Monday, June 5th, Teamsters across the country began taking a strike authorization vote! If the company doesn’t respond to their demands, they are preparing to take part in the largest strike in American history. The UPS contract is a standard setter. It’s always true that when workers win we all win and with UPS the effects will be felt nationwide!
Will you and your organization pledge Solidarity with the UPS Teamsters fighting for a strong contract and fair wages?
Sign-up here to join the picket line, circulate strike-ready pledge cards, attend a fundraiser, and/or bring food & supplies to the picket line!
Get in touch with Jamie at email@example.com if your organization can invite the campaign to your members’ meeting to make a pitch and circulate pledge cards!
Eviction Representation for All is the ballot measure campaign that will establish free and universal legal representation for tenants in Multnomah County eviction court.
We need ERA because everyone deserves a fair shot in court—not just those who can afford a lawyer.
Without an in-depth knowledge of the legal system, tenants are vulnerable to procedural tricks, abusive conduct, predatory contracts, and intimidation in court. In 2019 and 2020, landlords were 10-15 times more likely than tenants to have a lawyer in Multnomah County. Evictions in Multnomah County mirror eviction trends across the United States – they disproportionately harm Black, Indigenous, Latine tenants and tenants of color, households that are women led, and families with children, tenants with disabilities, and queer and trans renters.
Tenants with lawyers are more likely to stay in their homes. In New York City, 84% of tenants with representation were able to stay in their homes. In Cleveland, 93%!
Eviction right to counsel exists in over 25 localities around the country including San Francisco, Seattle (and the State of Washington), Baltimore, NYC, Minneapolis, Kansas City and many more. Check out National Coalition for Civil Right to Counsel’s map of other places with eviction right to counsel. Vote YES on 26-238 by May 16 so Portland can get it, too!
Measure 26-238 is part of a growing movement to keep people housed amidst this County’s housing crisis! Evictions are a catalyst for economic distress that can last for years. According to new research from the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin–Madison, “During periods of post-eviction homelessness or housing instability, employment and earnings also declined significantly.” Programs like Eviction Representation for All are a proven means of reducing all of the harmful impacts of evictions. Let’s make eviction rare and fair!
ERA is proudly endorsed by more than 60 local housing, labor, faith, legal, and community-based organizations, and leaders in the community including Portland Jobs with Justice and the many members of JWJ’s coalition dedicated to a fair economy for all workers! See the full list of endorsers here!
We are door knocking this weekend (and every weekend) until May 16th to talk to voters across the County!
Connect to canvasses and other events by clicking here!
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Here’s how to update your voter registration so you can vote in the May 2023 Special Election!
If you are interested in organizing canvasses, events, fundraisers, and to support the campaign in any other way, click here! Get in touch with the campaign at firstname.lastname@example.org