Welcome to the Portland Jobs With Justice blog!
We’ve started this communication channel to share stories and info about what we’re working on, how we’re helping build a working class movement, and to engage our community in our work.
As the Executive Director, I’m very excited to share our 2018-2019 Strategic Priorities, adopted by our Executive and Steering Committees. These four priorities paint our path forward for how we will continue to live out our mission in the years to come.
These are scary times for our labor movement. Yet I know that within us are the elements of a new movement that can win the just society we all envision. As an organizer I’ve been fond of saying that our unions are not vending machines, where you put in a little bit of money and wait for something good to come out (and if its not working right you shake the machine and call the operator!). Our unions and our worker organizations have to be like potlucks: the more effort you put into them, the more creativity you put forward, the better they are for everyone.
Portland JWJ is a lot like a potluck. What are you bringing?
Here are the adopted priorities for Portland JWJ. Please let us know what you think!