Climate Jobs PDX is a committee 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 (which passed in 2021) and the federal Green Stimulus, which calls for stimulus packages to contribute to a Just Recovery. Climate Jobs has also successfully worked with advocates and worker organizations to pressure OSHA to adopt extreme heat safety protections for workers. Climate Jobs continues to advocate for robust and timely wildfire worker protections, as well.
Climate Jobs PDX meets on the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, September 15th at 5:30!
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