The Faith Labor Committee of Portland Jobs with Justice is made up of labor and faith activists and leaders who come together to build sustained relationships between the labor community, and individuals and congregations in the faith community. Based on these relationships, the committee works to develop and implement outreach strategies to facilitate the faith community showing up in support of the struggles of working people in our city.
Each year, the committee hosts a breakfast to discuss the current state of workers rights and reflect on the past year through a faith based lens. This year, the annual Faith Labor Breakfast looked different, but thanks to technology we were still able to have a wonderful event. This past year has shown just how much we all need one another, which is why the theme of this year’s breakfast was “We Rely on Each Other”. We were honored to hear from Sara Nelson (International President of the Association of Flight Attendants- CWA) and Rev. Dr. LeRoy Haynes (Albina Ministerial Alliance), the winner of the 2021 Lucinda Tate Award. If you could not attend the virtual event, feel free to watch the video of the event below.
We meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our meetings will be held via teleconference until further notice. Our next meeting is on Wednesday, May 26 from 12-2pm. Click Here to send an email for information on how to join by teleconference.
If you would like to get involved with the JwJ Faith Labor Committee please contact us by submitting the form below.