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The Solidarity Calendar is a monthly notification of actions and events organized by Portland JwJ or are endorsed and sponsored by our Steering Committee. Steering Committee meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 5:30pm in our office conference room at 1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 585 Portland, Oregon 97232.

The Solidarity Calendar is available on the first Wednesday of each month. If you would like to receive a Solidarity Calendar via email join our mailing list!

June 17, 2015: Day of Action

Current Solidarity Calendar

July 2019

Let’s Win Universal Pre-School Now in Multnomah County!

Portland Jobs with Justice is proud and excited to endorse the Portland DSA’s Universal Pre-school Now ballot measure!

Want to get involved in this important ballot measure campaign to provide a vital universal service in our community? Want to get the conversation started about free, universal preschool for all kids in Multnomah County? Interested in sharpening your field and canvassing skills? Join us!

Saturday July 6 from 12-2pm
Portland DSA Office
(2249 E Burnside St. Portland, OR 97214)
ADA accessible, all-gender restroom with changing table available.

At this training we will learn the basics of the campaign, train on how we talk about it with the community, and get prepared with materials and buddies as we gear up to collect signatures at Portland’s favorite summer events!

Click Here for more information and to share this event on social media.


Support KOIN TV workers fighting for a fair contract!

​KOIN-TV employees and their union, NABET-CWA, AFL-CIO, have been fighting a long, hard battle for a fair contract with Nexstar Broadcasting, which is KOIN-TV’s current owner. Call the general manager of KOIN TV at 503-464-0627 and tell them to stop union-busting! The NLRB has upheld the union’s findings that KOIN isn’t bargaining in good faith. Let’s flood KOIN with our calls!

Then come out and support the workers ​this weekend Saturday July 6 from 11:30-1:30pm
Standard TV & Appliance
(1205 NE 33rd Ave. Portland, OR 97232)

We’ll rally and banner in front of Standard TV & Appliance. One of the only things Nexstar understands is money. So join us to encourage Standard TV to pull it’s advertising money from Nexstar and KOIN-TV until they stop the union busting and bargain a fair contract!


Solidarity Rally at Kaiser Interstate Campus

Come out and show solidarity with Kaiser workers!

Wednesday July 10 from 11am-2pm
at Kaiser Interstate Campus
(3600 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97227)

Children and families are welcome. We’ll be rallying outside and making sure Kaiser management hears our voices when we say

NO! to short staffing and
NO! takeaways that impact our ability to provide quality patient care.

Kaiser needs to respect workers and respond to their proposals in kind.

Click Here to share this event on social media.


The New Deal: Politics, Programs, and Lessons for Today

The New Deal is back in vogue, illustrated by the popularity of calls for a Green New Deal and it’s embrace by politicians and activists alike. The reasons are not hard to understand. Once again, the magnitude of the problems besetting our communities and the country are too massive to be solved by individual or local efforts alone. Once again, innovative state-led action is proposed. In what ways is the 20th century New Deal a good or relevant model for addressing our 21st century climate and other crises?

To answer this question, we need a clear-eyed understanding of the original New Deal. In this talk hosted by Portland Rising, a committee of Portland Jobs with Justice, historian Nikki Mandell will discuss the origins, development and programs of the New Deal, highlighting its achievements and limitations. A post-talk participatory discussion will provide an opportunity to make connections and explore lessons that may be relevant to today’s challenges.

Wednesday July 10 from 6:30-8pm
SEIU Local 49
(3635 SE 26th Ave. Portland, OR 97202)

Click Here for more information and to share this event on social media.


Lights for Liberty

Lights for Liberty will bring out thousands of people across the country to protest the inhumane conditions faced by refugees. At 9pm local time, at every detention camp, ICE Facility, and in cities, towns, and homes around America, a silent sea of candles will light up the nation.

Friday July 12 from 8-9:30pm
Portland ICE Detention Center
(4310 SW Macadam Ave.)

Our demands – Abolish ICE, End ICE Contracts in Oregon, Return Children & Youth to family or relatives immediately.

For this event we will be assembling the JwJ Light Brigade. If you would like to volunteer for the JwJ Light Brigade and help hold a big light-letter board, please email justin@jwjpdx.org with the subject line “Light Brigade.”

Click Here for more information and to share this event on social media.


Teach-In for Economic Rights and Climate Justice

Economist Mitch Green, Ph.D., will deliver a brief lecture on the historical roots of a federal job guarantee, its economics, and explain why a federal jobs guarantee is necessary today.

That will be followed by a panel of local activists who will discuss the idea of a federal jobs guarantee within the context of Climate Justice and the concept of a Green New Deal.

Saturday July 13 from 6-8pm
Sunnyside Community House
(3520 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214)

Childcare provided. ADA accessible (there are ramps that run up and down to all floors, but there is no elevator).

Click Here for more information and to share this event on social media.


We are not robots! Amazon Prime Day Action

Workers at Amazon warehouses and distribution centers have some of the worst working conditions in the country, and Amazon is now the second largest US employers behind Walmart. Workers around the world, around the country, and right here in the Portland area are fighting back against the atrocious workers conditions!

This year during the week of Amazon Prime Day, there will be solidarity rallies and BBQs at two of the Portland area Amazon warehouses:

•Tuesday, July 16, 7-8:30pmPDX5 Amazon warehouse, 5647 NE Huffman St Hillsboro

•Wednesday, July 17, 11:30-1pmDPD1 Amazon warehouse, 4000 Block of NW Yeon Portland, OR (park on NW 35th)

Let’s bring workers and community supporters together to build a campaign to win workers rights at Amazon!

Click Here
 for more information about the PDX Amazon Workers Solidarity Campaign.

Click Here to share the July 16 Hillsboro event on social media.
Click Here to share the July 17 Portland event on social media.


Rally to Save the West Linn Post Office


Postal Rally to Save Our Service! Come out and celebrate the 244th Birthday of the People’s Postal Service and fight to save a local post office from being closed down.

Friday, July 26 from 12-1pm
West Linn Post Office
(5665 Hoot St. West Linn, OR 97068)

Stop the Cuts, Stop the Closures, Stop the Delay of Mail!

Click Here for more information and to share this event on social media.


Rally to Stop the Detentions and Deportations!

Trump has threatened to begin rounding up and deporting “millions” of undocumented immigrants beginning after the 4th of July holiday. Portland JwJ and the other organizations in The Portland Immigrant Rights coalition are organizing a rally in response when the mass roundups begin. The date is yet to be determined and will depend on when the roundups begin. Please be prepared for a rapid response mobilization to demand an end to the detention of immigrants and refugees and the release of all detainees, an end to all deportations, and the immediate dismantling of all US Concentration Camps.

In the meantime, if you are an eyewitness to an ICE raid, please call PIRC’s 24-hour hotline to report the incident, 1-888-622-1510.

Click Here to watch the PIRC Facebook page for updates on this event.


Portland JwJ Endorses the Fight for Pay Equity at Fred Meyer!



JwJ Committee Meetings

Portland Rising

Portland Rising meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8pm. For more info about this month’s meeting, see the event above titled “The New Deal: Politics, Programs, and Lessons for Today

Health Care Committee

The JwJ Healthcare Committee works to promote healthcare as a human right at the local, state, and national level, to defend union health plans, and to fight for fair, equitable and comprehensive health care that covers everyone and is paid for with public funds.

The next committee will take place on Tuesday July 16 from 5:30-7pm.
Click Here to visit the committee web page for location updates.

Faith Labor Committee

Our Faith Labor Committee‘s next meeting is Wednesday July 24, 12-2pm at the JwJ office.

The Faith Labor Committee 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.

Global Justice Committee

Portland Jobs with Justice has long history of global justice and international solidarity work ranging from organizing caravans to the 1999 WTO summit in Seattle and supporting striking GM in workers in Columbia, to mobilizing war resistance and exposing the lies of companies like Nike about their treatment of workers.

Come out for our next Global Justice Committee meeting
Wednesday July 24 from 7-9pm at the
Oregon Fair Trade Campaign office (2701 SE 14th Ave Suite E).

Steering Committee

The Portland Jobs with Justice Steering Committee​ meets on the first Monday of each month.​

This meeting is open to the public and our membership. At this meeting we discuss and vote on supporting, endorsing, and organizing events that fit into the mission of Jobs with Justice. It is also a great way to make announcements to our membership and meet those involved with the important work of labor-community organizing.​​

Our next Steering Committee meeting is Monday August 5 from 5:30-7pm the JwJ office (1500 NE Irving St. Suite 585).

If your organization would like to make an announcement or would like JwJ to vote to endorse or otherwise support an event or campaign at our Steering Committee meeting, all requests must be submitted by 12pm on the Friday before the Steering Committee meeting.

Click Here to fill out the Steering Committee agenda item request form.


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