Our deepest gratitude to all those who came out and helped make the 2017 Scrooge of the Year Award Party one of the best holiday parties we’ve had in a long time.
In order to ensure confidentiality and the successful of delivery plans, the winner of the 2017 Scrooge of the Year Award will not be announced after the award delivery has taken place. Please check back soon for the big announcement!
Join us for the annual 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 bestow the not-so-coveted 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.
Of course, 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 purchased online or at the party.
In alphabetical order, the nominees for JwJ’s 2017 Scrooge of the Year Award are:
1) AT&T Mobility, for stalling on contract bargaining and negotiating with workers in bad faith for over a year.
2) Freedom Foundation, for pushing anti-worker legislation, and for attacking and harassing local union members.
3) Kay Toran, CEO of Volunteers of America, for paying workers poverty wages while earning over $200k per year, and for refusing to come to the table and negotiate with the newly formed workers’ union.
4) Mondelez-Nabisco, for outsourcing factory jobs to countries with more lenient labor laws where they can avoid union labor and increasingly exploit workers around the world for greater profits.
5) Senator Rod Monroe, for being a landlord Democrat who took landlord lobby money and then effectively killed all renters’ rights legislation during the 2017 Oregon state legislative session.
6) Tom Mears, Chairman of Burgerville Parent Company, The Holland Inc., for being the master of Burgerville’s year and half long anti-union campaign and retaliation against workers for organizing.