Should Police Unions Exist? Labor Weighs In

Union members and JwJ community, let’s have a conversation!

Join members of Portland Jobs with Justice, the Oregon Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), and other union members, leaders, and organizers for a participatory panel discussion about whether or not police unions should exist, police brutality and Black Lives Matter, the possibilities for police reform that exist right now in a way they didn’t even a month ago, and about what role union members, unions, and the Labor movement can and should play in this moment, in the movement for black lives, and in the coming changes to our system of policing.

Thursday June 25
6:30 – 8:00pm on Zoom
Registration is now closed.

*ASL interpretation will be provided.
**Spanish interpretation will be provided upon request. If you would like to request Spanish interpretation please email by Tuesday June 23rd.
(Si desea solicitar interpretación en español, envíe un correo electrónico a antes del lunes 23 de junio)

Panel members include:

  • Tina Turner-Morfitt, President of Oregon CBTU
  • Deborah Hall, CBTU, higher ed classified union member
  • Candy Herrera, teacher’s union organizer
  • A.J. Mendoza, President of CWA Local 7901
  • Hyung Nam, teachers union member, PMPCC organizer

Our hope is that this will be just the first in a series of vitally important conversations that we help host within the local Labor movement about systemic racism, police reform, and Labor’s role in the movement.

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