Join us for the 2017 Scrooge of the Year Award Party!
Saturday December 9, 2017
6-9pm at the SEIU Local 49 Banquet Hall
3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
Every holiday season Portland Jobs with Justice comes together to celebrate our community, and to vote for the winner of the not-so-coveted annual Scrooge of the Year Award.
This award is voted on by the community (that’s you!) and is given each year to a boss, a politician, a corporation, or some other deserving institution that has been particularly nasty in the past year.
We here at Portland Jobs with Justice think it’s important that the voting process for this award is true to our American democratic system. That’s right – this election is for sale! You may purchase as many votes as you wish for as many different candidates as you wish to let your voice be heard in deciding the worst #badboss in town.
Admission tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Admission tickets come with 20 free votes. Additional votes can be bought online or at the party.
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.