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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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August 2018

Below is the August 2018 Solidarity Calendar. How will you engage in movement building and show up in support of other people’s struggles this month?

Support Teachers at Evergreen School Board Meeting!

Bargaining for the teachers in the Evergreen Education Association has not been going well. The EEA Bargaining Team has been attempting to bargain a new salary schedule to utilize the court-ordered, Governor proposed, and Legislature-approved salary dollars, but the District has decided they intend to keep the appropriated salary dollars “as a cushion for their budget.”
Don’t let the district short change teachers and students! We need HUGE turnout at the next School Board Meeting Tuesday, August 14 at 5pm at 13501 NE 28th St, Vancouver, WA 98682.

Come out, wear RED, and show some solidarity with teachers fighting for better school and dignity at work! Plan to arrive early to find parking.

Burgerville Worker Solidarity Social

Join us for good food, conversation, and a chance to hear firsthand from Burgerville workers. This event is a collaboration between the Burgerville Workers Union and the Portland Jobs with Justice Faith Labor Committee! Come hear about the historic struggle of the BVWU, as well as ways to get involved and build on the continued support from many faith communities.

Tuesday August 14th, 6:30-8pm at the Multnomah Friends Meeting
4312 SE Stark St. (Dinner Provided)

Together we have the opportunity to hear the truth, share with each other, and take action!

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Support Kaiser Healthcare Workers: Informational Picket!

Healthcare workers at Kaiser Permanente Northwest are currently in contract talks with their employer. On Sunday, July 29, the OFNHP membership voted nearly unanimously to engage in informational picketing and leafleting at Kaiser facilities because of the significant challenges they’re facing in bargaining with Kaiser both national and locally.

Kaiser is proposing to do away with pensions for all future employees, increase doctor visit and prescription co-pays by 400%, eliminate guaranteed hours, and has refused to address ongoing concerns around staffing and workload.

The informational picket will take place on August 23 from 12-1p at the Kaiser Interstate Campus, and August 24 from 6:30-8am at the Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center.

Days of Destruction or Days of Revolt in Mexico?

​Andrés Manuel López Obrador​ resoundingly won the Mexican presidency, bucking generations of anti-popular rule; NAFTA is a live wire in a current reshaping of the global economic order; U.S. right-wingers  suddenly dislike outsourcing to the Global South but it goes on unabated.

So there have been changes both within Mexico and in the forms of imperialism applied against Mexico. How can people in the U.S. who believe in social justice and international solidarity catch up to the changes and be in the right places?

Let’s start this work! Come hear perspectives for informing this work.
Thursday August 23 from 7:30-9pm
Leaven Community Sanctuar
y (5431 NE 20th Ave. PDX)

Presenters include:
•​​Renato Quintero Ponce – Mexican-born labor activist, SEIU Local 49
•​​Jason Lind – President, BCTGM Local 364 (baker’s union) and worker for the infamous outsourcer, Mondelēz​-Nabisco
•​​​Russell Lum – Oregon Fair Trade Campaign (ORFTC)​

Hostsed by Oregon Fair Trade Campaign​ and the JwJ Global Justice Committee

Portland Clean Energy Fund (PCEF) Campaign: Join today!

Over 60,000 signatures were gathered and PCEF is now officially on the ballot! However, we’ve got a big fight ahead of us. Corporate interests will try to distort the facts, trying to worm their way out of supporting our community.
What corporations don’t have is people power. That’s why we need your support.
Our incredible people-powered movement can win in November and create a permanent fund to bring in $30 million per year for renewable energy projects, living-wage jobs and union apprenticeships in clean energy, housing upgrades, and more..  With your help, we can achieve a better Portland for ALL of us.
To stay involved and receive campaign updates, sign up here.

JwJ August Committee Meetings

Portland Rising

The Portland Rising committee will not be meeting during the month of August. The next general meeting of this committee will be on Wednesday September 12 at the JwJ office (1500 NE Irving St).

Healthcare Committee

Join us for our monthly Healthcare Committee meeting. The JwJ Healthcare Committee works to promote healthcare as a human right at the local, national and state 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.

This month’s meeting is on Tuesday August 21 from 5:30-7pm at the JwJ office (1500 NE Irving St).

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Faith Labor Committee

Our Faith Labor Committee‘s next meeting is on Wednesday August 22 from 12-2pm at the JwJ office(1500 NE Irving St).

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

Come out for our next Global Justice Committee meeting on Wednesday August 22 from 7-9pm at the JwJ office (1500 NE Irving St).

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.

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Archive of Solidarity Calendars

2018 Solidarity Calendars

July 2018
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March 2018
February 2017
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2017 Solidarity Calendars

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August 2017
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April 2017

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2016 Solidarity Calendars

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2015 Solidarity Calendars

December 2015
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October 2015
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August 2015