Summer Solidarity Celebration to Welcome Will Layng, new Portland Jobs with Justice Executive Director!
Join Portland Jobs with Justice on June 23rd, 7pm at Ecotrust in downtown Portland for our Summer Solidarity Celebration, and meet our new Executive Director, Will Layng! There will be free food, cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, dancing, and music by DJ Infinityface. You don’t want to miss out so get your tickets now! $20 pre-sale, $25 at the door.
Mark your calendars for the Summer Solidarity Celebration we are throwing to celebrate the recent upsurge in solidarity action we have witnessed in Portland since the 2016 election, and to welcome our new Executive Director! The Celebration will take place the evening of June 23rd from 7-9pm at the Ecotrust building in downtown Portland.
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 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.
Our proud Justice Jubilee and 25th Anniversary Sponsors (Jun 2016)