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The Labor-Community Movement for police accountability Keeps Growing!

The public mandate to rethink policing has never been more clear. City of Portland and Portland Police Association are currently bargaining a new police contract, a critical opportunity to advance racial justice and genuine community safety. JwJ has been working with Unite Oregon and… Continue Reading “The Labor-Community Movement for police accountability Keeps Growing!”

JWJ TAKES ACTION WITH WORKERS AT AMAZON-OWNED WHOLE FOODS

Currently, Oregon is experiencing the highest rate of COVID-19 case increases in the nation. As the majority of counties in Oregon enter “High” or “Extreme” Risk for COVID-19, it is more important than ever that frontline workers have safe workplaces. Worker health is public… Continue Reading “JWJ TAKES ACTION WITH WORKERS AT AMAZON-OWNED WHOLE FOODS”

Portland Jwj stands with providence Nurses

Letter to Providence: January 29, 2021 Dear Jennifer Burrows, Oregon Regional Chief Nursing Officer, Providence Health & Services in Oregon: We are members of the Portland Area Workers’ Rights Board.  We represent a broad spectrum of political, faith, academic, legal, and community leaders, all… Continue Reading “Portland Jwj stands with providence Nurses”

Why We Support House Bill 2205

Just Enforcement Will Empower Workers to Enforce Their Rights by Sarah Kowaleski, JwJ Coalition Organizer  All workers should be able to entrust that their rights will be protected and that the state will enforce laws meant to protect them. Throughout the pandemic, state agencies… Continue Reading “Why We Support House Bill 2205”

PROP 22: WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR LABOR?

By Sarah Kowaleski A Narrow Proposition This November in California, multi-billionaire Gig corporations such as Uber, Lyft, Postmates, DoorDash and Instacart spent more than $200 million to back a deceptive California state proposition known as Prop 22. This was a corporate backlash to a… Continue Reading “PROP 22: WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR LABOR?”

We Shall Overcome: A message from leaders of Portland Jobs With Justice

By Rev. Cecil Charles Prescod and Will Layng (This article was originally published on 7/28/20 on the national JwJ website) Every day and night over the last two months, Portland, Oregon– our city and home–has seen mass protests against police brutality in the wake… Continue Reading “We Shall Overcome: A message from leaders of Portland Jobs With Justice”