— Portland Jobs with Justice —
A Labor-Community Organizing Hub!
Save the Date!
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 6-9pm
OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building
2730 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97201
with keynote speaker Ramon Ramirez, founder of PCUN, Oregon’s farm worker union!
Click Here for more information on how to purchase individual tickets
or sponsorship, organizational table sponsorship, ad space, or
scholarship tickets as a gift for low-wage workers.
Inside the West Virginia Teachers’ Strike
Portland Rising is excited to announce a special talk on July 23, by Nicole McCormick, a West Virginia teacher and one of the leaders of the successful state-wide West Virginia teachers’ strike. Nicole will speak about organizing the strike, focusing on challenges and lessons to be learned, at the Portland Association of Teachers’ office, 345 NE 8th Ave, Portland, OR 97232, 7:00-8:30 pm.
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The Workers Cup – A Global Justice Film Screening
You are invited to join the Portland Jobs with Justice Global Justice Committee and Oregon Fair Trade Campaign for a screening of the newly released film, “The Workers Cup” by filmmaker Adam Sobel.
Thursday July 26 from 7-9pm at the JwJ office
1500 NE Irving St. #585
In 2022, Qatar will host the biggest sporting event in the world, the FIFA World Cup. But right now, far away from the bright lights, star athletes and adoring fans, the tournament is being built on the backs of 1.6 million African and Asian migrant workers. “The Workers Cup” gives voice to those who are laboring to build sport’s grandest stage and competing in a soccer tournament of their own.
This event is free and open to all. The space is ADA accessible.
This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).
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Portland Jobs with Justice is a coalition of over 100 labor, community, faith, and student organizations taking action for workers’ rights and for economic, racial, and gender justice.
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 2018-2019?
The following strategic priorities have been developed and approved by our Executive Committee and Steering Committee for 2018-2019.
Click Here for accessible, text versions of our 2018-2019 strategic priorities.
What We Accomplished in 2017!
Labor and Community Solidarity! With your support, we organized a successful Workers’ Rights Board hearing on the exploitation of non-union immigrant carpenters on city funded projects, which helped lead to the Community Benefits Agreement on city funded development projects. We mobilized support for new organizing campaigns with New Seasons Workers United, organizing with UFCW Local 555, and Burgerville Workers’ Union. And we connected workers, community, and faith leaders on dynamic contract campaigns at Legacy Emanuel, AT&T Mobility, Portland teachers, City workers, New System laundry, and more!
Racial Justice in Labor! JWJ bottomlined a new Umoja Kijana Shujaa training cohort for local black youth with trainings on Black Lives Matter, union organizing, occupation health, and safety, gender justice, and immigration. We also worked with our partners to successfully advance equity in hiring and help eliminate wage theft at the city and county level.
Fair Scheduling and Tenant Rights! We played a key partner role in the Fair Work Week Coalition, which won the first ever statewide law requiring fair scheduling for workers at large retail corporations. Our work mobilizing for tenant rights helped win a citywide ordinance guaranteeing relocation assistance funds from landlords who issue no cause evictions and exorbitant rent hikes, and also advanced statewide tenant rights legislation in Salem.
Movement Building Through Strategic Workers Rights and Leadership Development Training! In addition to the Umoja Kijana Shujaa youth leadership program, we also led Occupational Safety and Health and workers’ rights trainings for dozens of workers of color in 2017.
Taking Action Against The Trump Agenda! Our Solidarity Squad trained 75 people in community defense, de-escalation, and interrupting hate in public spaces. Throughout the year the Solidarity Squad was called on to provide safety teams for 18 actions and events led by and for marginalized communities under increasing attack by the new administration.