Climate Jobs PDX

Welcome to the Climate Jobs PDX page

Climate Jobs LogoClimate Jobs PDX is a project of Portland Jobs with Justice that works to be part of the solution to the climate crisis through a focus on jobs that help create and provide a just transition away from fossil fuels in a way that particularly benefits Black and Indigenous People of Color, immigrant, and low income communities that have been most affected the climate crisis and its causes.

The Climate Jobs PDX project has played important roles in campaigns such as winning the Portland Clean Energy Fund. At the Climate Strike event in Portland, Climate Jobs PDX hosted workshops on the effects of climate crisis on workers, job creation to combat the crisis, and union supported just transition legislation. The committee has held successful Labor 101 trainings for environmental groups and have held the line on pro-Labor Green Jobs, including a Community Solar project!  Climate Jobs has inserted the voice of working people on both the COVID-19 and Climate Emergency declaration passed by City Council.  The committee also moved Portland Jobs with Justice to endorse state-wide Clean Energy Opportunity legislation and the federal Green Stimulus, which calls for stimulus packages to contribute to a Just Recovery.

Oregon Workers Face Rising Health Risks from Changing Climate
Seeking Worker Stories

Climate Jobs PDX is currently working at the local union level as well as the state level to protect frontline workers. We hear a lot these days about frontline workers who are at a greater risk of catching the Covid-19 virus due to the nature of their work. Many of these same workers face additional health risks, including death, due to climate-related extreme heat and wildfire smoke. And many of our frontline workers are also lower wage workers and/or members of historically disenfranchised communities.
 
We need action now to ensure that frontline workers have basic health & safety protections as well as wage & benefit guarantees before climate-related events (e.g. extreme heat and hazardous air quality) hit again. All workers deserve climate-safe work!
 
See the Oregon Health Agencies recent report on what is happening at the state level to address workers on the front line. Go to OHAOregon’s new #ClimateCrisis report. https://bit.ly/3qCrWvr
 
And let us know if you are a frontline worker who has been affected by climate-related events or if you have information to share about how your union has addressed this issue! Contact laurie70.king@gmail.com

MEETINGS

Climate Jobs PDX meets on the third Wednesday of each month.  The next meeting will be held Wednesday, July 21 at 5:30!

Click Here to send an email to the Climate Jobs chairperson to join the email list and for information on how to join the next virtual meeting.


To contact the Climate Jobs PDX project, please fill out and submit this short form:

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