Our Community, Our Cause
2017 Annual Dinner
Saturday September 30, 2017 6-9pm
OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building
Ground floor Atrium
We are excited to invite you to our 2017 annual dinner — Our Community, Our Cause, featuring keynote speaker and Seattle city councilmember, Kshama Sawant! For over a quarter of a century Portland Jobs with Justice has been a hub of support for working people in our city. With your generous support, we continue to grow and deepen our relationship to the struggles of working people. Our success together is only possible because of your support!
*In recognition of the fact that September 30 marks of the end of the Yom Kippur Jewish holy day, dinner will not be served and the program will not begin until after sunset at 7pm.*
Portland Jobs with Justice — small & mighty!
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!
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 Portland Metro! Under a newly passed state law, over the next 5 years the minimum wage will increase to $15/hr by 2023 in the 26 Portland Metro Area cities. In 2016, our Portland Area Campaign for $15 won $15 even faster for over 20,000 Portland area workers through new organizing and contract bargaining campaigns, and through working to come to agreements with progressive non-profits and small businesses!
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.