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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!

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Current Solidarity Calendar

October 2019

Welcome to new Portland JwJ Staff!

We have hired two new staff members at Portland Jobs with Justice in the past couple months. for those who have not yet had the chance to meet them, we want to take this opportunity to introduce our newest organizers, Lilith Sinclair and Sarah Kowaleski!


Lilith (she/her) is our newest staff member who joins us as our Worker Center Organizer. She comes to us after helping organize Occupy ICE and spending the past year doing solidarity work around the US and Mexico with sex workers and refugees seeking asylum at the southern border. We are excited to have them as part of our team!

 

 

Sarah (she/her) joined our staff in August to organize with retail and food service workers. She comes to JwJ as a worker and labor organizer at Portland Parks & Rec, and a member of Laborers Local 483 who helped organize and unionize the city’s recreation centers. She was also a steering committee member and spokesperson for 15 Now PDX.

 

Click Here to read their bios and learn more about Lilith, Sarah and the rest of the JwJ staff!


Understanding the US Economy to Transform It

Why have so few people benefited from our current economic expansion, the longest in US history?

Why are we experiencing ever slower rates of growth when profits have been so high?

What role do class struggle and contradictions play in driving change in the US economy?

How should our knowledge of economic dynamics influence our organizing work?
Come participate in a discussion that aims to provide some answers.

Tonight, Wednesday, October 9
from 6:30-8:30pm
at Oregon AFSCME

Presented by Portland Rising, a committee of Portland Jobs with Justice, and Portland DSA’s Labor Working Group.

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


PSU Board of Trustees final vote to #DisarmPSU

PSU decided to arm and deputize their campus security force over 4 years ago. Over the past 6+ years there has been massive student, faculty, staff and community opposition to armament, as we know that policing does not make a community safer. Policing disproportionately harms people of color- especially Black people, queer people, trans people, disabled people, and houseless people. JwJ is proud to have been a supporter of the campaign to #DisarmPSU since the beginning.

On June 28th, 2018 campus police murdered Jason Washington and there has been a boost in the #DisarmPSU movement’s support and momentum. Now the board is taking its final vote on the issue.

Thursday October 10 from 9-12:30pm
at the PSU Academic and Student Recreation Center, Rm. 515
(1800 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201)

Join us and pack the board room to tell the PSU Board of Trustees that it is time they vote on this, and it is time they listen to the people they are meant to serve by disarming PSU now!

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


Picket Burgerville for a Fair Contract

Burgerville workers have been struggling to negotiate a contract for over a year as Burgerville stalls and refuses to play fair.

Last Friday, workers and JwJ delivered a full draft of a contract to Burgerville’s corporate office, complete with compromises and real work towards a fair deal. When we met on Wednesday, corporate arrived with unacceptable counter proposals. Not only did their wage proposal not include raises for longtime workers, but they refused to commit to providing trans healthcare and insisted on leaving open the possibility of cooperating with the Department of Homeland Security regarding undocumented workers.

Time is up, and we are ready to escalate. Come show support for Burgerville workers as we struggle for a fair contract!

Friday October 11 from 5-8pm
Meet at Montavilla Park at 5pm
March across to the Montavilla Burgerville (8218 NE Glisan St.) at 5:30pm.

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


Secrets of a Successful Organizer Trainings

Three training sessions led by Mark Brenner, co-author of Secrets of a Successful Organizer, the book that distills generations of know-how into accessible lessons for labor organizers.

All training sessions take place at
2249 E Burnside St. Portland, OR 97214

Training Session Schedule
Oct 4: Beating Apathy
Diagnose the problems that keep people paralyzed and what can move them into action
Oct 11: Assemble Your Dream Team
Map workplace networks, identify leaders and knit them into an organizing committee
Oct 18: Swing Into Action
Recognize issues with organizing potential and bring people together to make an escalating plan to solve the problem

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


6to. Encuentro Resistencia Naciones Indígenas – 526 Years of Indigenous Resistance

​For Indigenous People’s Day join us for a rally, gathering, ceremony, music, dance, and other activities in commemoration of over 500 years of indigenous resistance to imperialism, colonization, and genocide.

Saturday Oct. 12 from 4pm-8pm
in downtown Portland.

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


No Deportations on Stolen Land: Rally for an ICE-Free Oregon

Come out and rally with JwJ, PDX Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps, Occupy ICE PDX, Portland DSA, and more as we join a nationwide mobilization for immigrant justice October 11-14th.

Monday October 14 from 11am-1pm
at Terry Schrunk Plaza
(431 SW Madison St, Portland, OR 97204)
Emceed by JwJ’s newest organizer, Lilith Sinclair!

We know that so many of the people being locked in Concentration Camps across the US are the descendants of indigenous peoples who originally took care of and lived on the very land these prisons are built on.

This year on Indigenous People’s Day we want to come together and say, “Enough is enough!” No more deportations and imprisonment on stolen land! Come learn about Indigenous perspectives on these atrocities, and learn about the ways you can get involved with the fight to get ICE out of Oregon and support local immigrant communities.

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


Rally for Medicare for All

With the most expensive healthcare system in the world, and private health insurance companies that prey on the sick and dying, support for Medicare for All is at an all time high in the U.S. At such a pivotal moment we are excited that Portland will be the location for this year’s national Single Payer Strategy Conference from October 18-20!

Join us for a health care justice rally to kickoff the Conference!
Rally on October 18 from 4-5:30pm
at Pioneer Courthouse Square

Sponsored by Healthcare-NOW!, Labor Campaign for Single Payer, Health Care for All Oregon, and Portland Jobs with Justice & the JwJ Healthcare Committee.

If you can help provide solidarity housing for activists coming to the conference from out of town, please click here to contact David Young.

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


Working People’s Summit – Proud to be Union!

Do you live or work in Southwest Washington? Then come out for a day of workshops, presentations and collective action that will supercharge your local union!

Saturday October 19 from 8am-5pm
at Clark College (1933 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98663)

Join workers from across the SW Washington area to hear about successful organizing campaigns in that region and for a day of workshops on new member outreach, coalition building, communications, turning an issue into a campaign, race and labor, telling our stories, and more!

Click Here for more information and to register for the summit!


JwJ’s 2019 Annual Dinner – Our Community, Our Cause


We are excited to invite you to our 2019 annual dinner — Our Community, Our Cause. For over a quarter of a century Portland Jobs with Justice has been a hub of support for working people in our city. And this year we have a lot of amazing community work, as well as really exciting upcoming work to celebrate. Our success together is only possible because of your support, and through that generous support we continue to grow and deepen our relationship to the struggles of working people in our community.

Saturday November 2, 2019 from 6-9pm
OHSU Robertson Life Sciences Building
2730 SW Moody Ave. Portland, OR 97201

As the highlight of this year’s program, we are honored and thrilled to welcome the world famous, Minneapolis-based social justice artist, Ricardo Levins Morales, as our keynote speaker at this year’s annual dinner! There will also be a pre-dinner artist reception where you can meet and chat with Ricardo Levins Morales and get a copy of our 2019 Annual Dinner poster signed by him!

Come celebrate and build a stronger community with us at our 2019 Annual Dinner — Our Community, Our Cause!

Individual tickets, pre-dinner artist reception tickets, student tickets, scholarship tickets, and individual/couple’s sponsorships available.

Click Here for more info and to purchase your tickets to the dinner and artist reception today!


DSA Socialist Jobs Fair

Sick and tired of your current employment / under-employment / unemployment?
Alienated and alone at work, without a socialist in sight? Get a job organizing with other socialists and DSA members! Do political work on the job, not just in the evening and on weekends!
Build working class power where we have the most leverage (the strike weapon) against the capitalists – at work!

Thursday November 7 from 6:30-8:30pm
Click Here to email Portland DSA for location info.

Build social and political relationships with your co-workers, meet regularly with DSA comrades to plan and carry out campaigns to improve working conditions, organize a union or invigorate an existing union, and eventually spread the socialist message and connect co-workers with the DSA and wider working-class campaigns.

Click Here to share this event on social media.


JwJ Committee Meetings

Portland Rising

Portland Rising meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm. This month’s meeting is tonight, October 9th.

See “Understanding the US. Economy to Transform It” event listed above for more information.

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 October 15 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 October 23, from 12-2pm
at the JwJ office (1500 NE Irving St. #585)

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 October 23 from 5-7pm
at the JwJ office (1500 NE Irving St. #585)

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 November 4th from 5:30-7pm
at 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 12:30pm on Friday November 1st. Priority is given to requests by organizations that are members of the Portland Jobs with Justice coalition.

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


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