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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.
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Rally for a Fair First Contract at Providence Milwaukie
Workers at Providence Milwaukie won their union last year after a long and hard fight in which the hospital played really nasty in their efforts to defeat the workers.
Now that they’ve won their union, workers are fighting to make sure that their first is a fair contract. But of course, the hospital is refusing to adequately address workers’ concerns.
JwJ supported these workers in the struggle to win their union and we aren’t going to back down now. Let’s show the workers that the JwJ community has their backs all the way, and let’s show the hospital that the community is watching them and supports the workers.
Friday January 10 from 11-2pm
at Providence Milwaukie Hospital
(10150 SE 32nd Ave, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Join us to help make sure their first contract is a strong and fair contract!
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Walk the Picket Line with Professors at Clark College!
Come out with the JwJ community and walk the picket line with Clark College professors!
The administration at Clark College in Vancouver, WA is playing hardball and doesn’t want to settle a fair contract, but the professors aren’t putting up with it! In December they voted unanimously to authorize strike action, and now a strike date has been set.
If the administration doesn’t agree to a fair contract by this Friday then professors will walk out on strike on Monday January 13th!
Support striking professors! Walk the picket line!
Monday January 13 from 8am-2pm
evening rally at 5pm
at Clark College (1933 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98663)
Click Here to check the Clark College Association for Higher Education’s Facebook page for updates on bargaining and the potential strike.
Secrets of a Successful Organizer Training
Do you want to organize in your workplace? If so then this training is exactly what you need!
Led by Mark Brenner, one of the authors of the book Secrets of a Successful Organizer.
Learn how to beat workplace apathy, identify leaders and assemble Your Dream Team, and how to move coworkers into into action!
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Portland Association of Teachers
(345 NE 8th Ave. Portland)
Lunch provided, donation suggested
Click Here to register for the training.
Trump’s puppet Guaidó was recently voted out as head of the Venezuelan Parliament, but that doesn’t mean that the threat of a US orchestrated coup and overthrow of the country’s democratically elected government is a thing of the past. That’s why Hands Off Venezuela PDX is hosting this important event to bring us updates from the front lines of the struggle against US imperialism.
Saturday January 18 from 2-3:30pm
at the Metanoia Peace Community
(2116 NE 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97212)
This event will feature the unique voices of two people–William Camacaro, a Venezuelan activist and Paul Dobson, a British journalist who has lived and worked in Venezuela–who can give us the latest updates from on the ground, and can analyze the deadly impact of US economic sanctions (a policy of U.S. economic war) and can talk about community resilience and resistance against this kind of neo-imperialism.
Click Here to share this event on social media.
Mail delivery in the 97217 zip code has been erratic and unreliable for the past several months due to a “pilot” project called “Consolidated Casing.”
The “test” that this project is running is to de-skill & speed up the work done by letter carriers, as well as to lengthen many routes in order to eliminate others. The result has been haphazard and late delivery, exhausted mail carriers, and frustrated community members.
Join Communities & Postal Workers United for a community meeting with Rep. Earl Blumenauer on Fixing North Portland’s Mail!
Saturday January 25 from 9:30-10:30am
at Celebration Tabernacle Church
(8131 N Denver Ave, Portland, Oregon 97217)
At the meeting Rep. Blumenauer will hear testimony from residents, businesses, and mail carriers in the 97217 area. All are invited to come out and support restoring the service and respecting the workers!
Click Here for more information and to share this event on social media.
Work Session for Broadway Corridor Community Benefits Agreement
Negotiations over living wage construction and post-construction jobs, opportunities, affordable housing, sustainability and racial justice for redevelopment of Broadway Corridor site (where the old downtown post office is) will come to a head in early 2020. Portland City Council is holding a work session on the project, and the Healthy Communities Coalition is calling on the community to turn out in support of this important Community Benefits Agreement.
The date of the work session has not yet been set, but we expect it to be sometime in late January or early February.
Click Here to check in JwJ Facebook page for updates on the meeting.
All At The Table: 17th Annual Faith Labor Breakfast
You are invited to our 17th Annual Faith Labor Breakfast! Join us as we gather with workers, local faith leaders, and the rest of the JwJ community to break bread, hear powerful stories, and sing out in celebration for workers’ rights victories!
EVERYONE IS WELCOME HERE!
Spanish and ASL interpretation will be provided upon request.
Please email Will Layng (email@example.com) no later than two-weeks before the event (Tuesday February 4th) to ensure we have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
Tuesday February 18, 2020 from 7:15-9am
at St. Andrew Catholic Church (806 NE Alberta Portland 97211)
Admission is $20 per person, or whatever you are able to afford.
*No one will be turned away if unable to pay.
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 February 3rd from 5:30-7pm
at the JwJ office (1500 NE Irving St. #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.
Portland Rising is a JwJ committee that hosts discussions, panels, film screenings and other educational events about the importance of unions, and to draw connections between seemingly different campaigns based on the idea that all of our struggles are intersectional and interrelated.
The committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month. There will not be a meeting in January 2020. Our next meeting is
Wednesday February 12 from 6:30-8pm.
Check the committee webpage for location updates.
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 January 21 from 5:30-7pm.
Click Here to visit the committee web page for location updates.
Faith Labor Committee
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.
Climate Jobs PDX
The Climate Jobs PDX project works at the intersections of the labor and climate justice movements, and has been integral to work on passing the Portland Clean Energy Fund, and to helping students organize the recent Climate Strike rally and march in Portland.
Click Here to send an email to the Climate Jobs chairperson for information on the December meeting and to get on the committee’s email list!
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