Portland JwJ Election for Steering Committee At-Large Members

At our next Steering Committee meeting on June 5th, we will be electing people to 10-12 at-large seats on our Steering Committee. At-large members are voting members of the committee, and can not at the same time also be appointed organizational representatives to the committee.​

Are you looking for a way to get more involved with JwJ? Are you committed to helping make JwJ a stronger and more effective organization in the struggle to strengthen our community and the working class?

If you would like to be considered for an at-large seat on the Portland Jobs with Justice Steering Committee, then email justin@jwjpdx.org and come to the meeting on June 5th at 5:30pm at the JwJ office (1500 NE Irving St. Suite 585)​.


Summer Solidarity Celebration to Welcome Will Layng, new Portland Jobs with Justice Executive Director!

WillPortland JWJ is thrilled to announce that we have found our new Executive Director! Will Layng (he/him/his) moved to Portland in 2004 to work for SEIU Local 49. He joins Portland Jobs With Justice with years of experience organizing workers and their community allies for economic and social justice across a wide range of low wage private sector industries, including 4 years on the Board of JWJ.

Please join JWJ in extending a welcome and congratulations to our new ED! Mark your calendars for the Summer Solidarity Celebration we are throwing to celebrate the recent upsurge in solidarity action and to welcome Will! The Celebration will take place the evening of June 23rd at the Ecotrust building in downtown Portland.

Click Here to Register for the Summer Solidarity Celebration!

Portland Jobs with Justice — small & mighty!

Our mission

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Portland Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor, faith, community, and student organizations taking action for workers rights and economic justice through an intersectional, racial justice, and LGBTQ rights lens.

We prioritize the leadership, voices, and vision of individuals and communities that have been historically marginalized and oppressed and work together to build the better world that we all need and want.

What’s up for 2017?

  • Campaigns that support Racial Justice in Labor!
  • Fair Scheduling and Tenants Rights in the Oregon Legislature!
  • Workers Rights Leadership Development and Training!
  • Join the Portland Jobs with Justice Solidarity Squad to protect our most vulnerable community members from hate crimes and other abuses!
  • Labor and community solidarity! (forever!)

What happened in 2016? Here’s our Annual Report to you!

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Taking Action! With your support, we hosted and co-sponsored over 80 actions, delegations, rallies, pickets, marches, film showings, trainings – and even a concert! – in support of workers rights at work, workers’ health and safety, racial justice, LGBTQ rights, Stop the TPP, and a host of other issues.

Winning  the Fight for $15 in Oregon! On July 1, 2017, the Portland area minimum wage will go up from $9.75 to $11.25! Over the course of the next 5 years it will go up to $13.50 statewide and up to $15 in the Portland area by 2023!

Divesting from private prisons! Under the leadership of our partners at enlace, the City of Portland voted to divest from banks that fund private prisons and detention centers, like Wells Fargo, and the machines that build them, like Caterpillar!

Stopped the TPP! With Oregon Fair Trade Coalition, Portland Jobs with Justice played a leading role in stopping the Trans Pacific Partnership from passing. This free trade agreement could have increased workers rights violations, environmental destruction, anti-LGBTQ violence and other human rights violations in the

Expanding the coalition! Portland Jobs with Justice is proud to have over 120 organizations from faith, labor, community, and student backgrounds as part of our coalition.

Click here to see our top-line year-end financials for 2016.

 Our proud Justice Jubilee and 25th Anniversary Sponsors (Jun 2016)

Workers Wonder Sponsors

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