The Solidarity Calendar is a monthly notification of actions and events approved 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.
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Current Solidarity Calendar
Below is the December 2018 Solidarity Calendar. How will you engage in movement building and show up in support of other people’s struggles this month?
Last Chance for Scrooge Party Pre-sale Tickets!
Every holiday season Portland Jobs with Justice comes together to celebrate our community, and to vote for the winner of the not-so-coveted annual Scrooge of the Year Award. This award is voted on by the community (that’s you!) and is given each year to a bad boss, a politician, a corporation, or some other deserving institution that has been particularly nasty in the past year.
Click Here to learn about the 2018 Scrooge of the Year Award nominees!
Of course, we think it’s important that the voting process for this award is true to our American democratic system. That’s right – this election is for sale! You can purchase as many votes as you want for as many different candidates as you want to let your voice be heard in deciding the worst #badboss in town.
December 8 from 6-9pm at the SEIU Local 49 ballroom.
Admission to the award party is $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door.
Pre-sale admission ends on Saturday 12/8 at 12pm.
Each admission ticket comes with 20 free votes. Additional votes are available to purchase online and at the party for $1 per vote. Votes are available online until Saturday 12/8 at 6pm.
Click Here to get your pre-sale admission tickets with 20 free votes today, and also to buy additional early votes online for your (least) favorite candidates!
The Scrooge of the Year Award Party is a potluck.
Click Here to let us know what you’ll be bringing to the party to share!
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Support Janitorial, Security, and Laundry Workers
Portland City Council on will be voting next week on a proposal to require labor peace agreements for their contractors in janitorial, security, and industrial laundry services. What this means in effect if passed is that the city won’t work with any contractors in these industries whose workers don’t have some kind of labor agreement with their employer. This would be a huge step for protecting workers’ rights to organizing in these high-risk industries. Workers are lining up to testify in support and could use a lot of community support at the hearing!
Join us on Thursday December 13 at 2pm at Portland City Hall (1221 SW 4th Ave.) for this important vote and to show solidarity with janitorial, security and laundry workers!
Secrets of a Successful Organizer Training
Come out for this hands-on workshop designed just for people who want to organize at their workplace. Led by Mark Brenner, co-author of the book, Secrets of a Successful Organizer, that is changing the labor movement! In the training you’ll learn concepts and skills to help successfully organize in your workplace:
January 5, 2019 from 9:30am – 4:30pm
at the Portland Association of Teachers union hall (345 NE 8th Ave).
Lunch provided (a small donation will be appreciated)
*This workshop is a repeat of past trainings held in August, September, and October.
TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Labor History for Labor Activists Class
Portland Rising, a committee of Portland Jobs with Justice, is excited to announce it’s second Labor History for Labor Activists class!
This six-session class meets every Monday eveningsfrom 7-9pm for six weeks starting April 1, 2019, and will explore US labor history through the choices and dilemmas faced by past labor activists with the aim of strengthening our current understandings and practice.
The class size will be limited to 15 in order to promote active engagement among participants and with the material. Therefore, we ask those who wish to take the class to complete a short, on-line application form. Class selection will begin February 17, 2019, and end once the class limit is reached.
For more information and to access the application form visit the class webpage.
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Archive of Solidarity Calendars
2018 Solidarity Calendars
2017 Solidarity Calendars
2016 Solidarity Calendars
2015 Solidarity Calendars