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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

June 2019

Save Our VA Healthcare Rally!

No To Privatization of Veterans Healthcare!
No to Union Busting!
Yes to Workers’ Dignity, Fairness & Respect!
Fully fund and staff the VA!
Come out and rally against the privatization of the VA!

Today, Wednesday June 5 at 12pm
World Trade Center Plaza (121 SW Salmon St. PDX)

All are invited to come out in support! Speakers will include Oregon AFL-CIO President Tom Chamberlain, and representatives from AFGE Local 2157, Veterans For Peace Chapter 72, Portland Jobs with Justice, Portland DSA Labor and others. This action is one of many actions as part of a coordinated nationwide Day of Action by AFGE and Veterans For Peace to fight back against.

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Clock’s Ticking, Raise Now! Picket at Burgerville

It’s been a year since Burgerville Workers Union members entered contract negotiations with Burgerville, and while they’ve made progress on non-economic proposals, the company has consistently stalled, ignored, and dismissed worker demands for a living wage. What is the company’s proposal for a raise? 13 cents per hour… How insulting!

Now it’s time to take it to the picket lines and fight for what workers deserve!!

Thursday June 6, we plan on making our demands heard through a picket at the Hawthorne and Convention Center Burgervilles. With five shops now in the bargaining unit, we need to send Burgerville the message that we are stronger than ever!

Hawthorne Picket: The plan is to meet up at Ladd’s Circle at 5:30pm, then at 6pm march over to Burgerville (1122 SE Hawthorne Blvd).

Convention Center Picket: The plan is to meet in front of the Convention Center at 5:30pm, then at 6pm march over to Burgerville (1135 NE MLK Blvd).

Summer is picket season! Come stand with us and show Burgerville they cannot keep ignoring their workers!

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OHSU Workers Bargaining Rally

OHSU is currently enjoying record profits. To show their gratitude to the workers that make that possible, OHSU administrators wants to increase employee healthcare costs, and are trying to hold back pay raises in order to pay for an audit to address their pay inequities. If that wasn’t ridiculous enough, they also want to move employees to an unfair paid time off policy that will cost employees thousands of dollars.

OHSU workers with AFSCME local 328 are fighting back with an informational picket and is asking for the community to join them in support. Let’s show them who’s really the boss, Portland is a union town!

Join the bargaining rally on June 13 at 4pm at the main OHSU campus (3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd, Portland, OR 97239

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Cuba Caravan
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from a Cuban Revolutionary Activist who served in the Literacy Brigade.​ Midday on June 14th, time and location to be determined. Check back for more details.


Eyewitness Venezuela

Amidst attempted coups by the US to oust the president of Venezuela and install a puppet leader, representatives of the US Peace Council traveled to Venezuela to see for themselves if the reports coming out of Washington D.C. and the U.S. media are true.

June 15th from 5-6:30pm
Sunnyside Community House
(3520 SE Yamhill St)

Come hear talks and ask questions as speakers share their observations of Venezuela as members of the US Peace Council!

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ACUTE 5: LGBTQueer Union Summit!

The LGBTQueer Union Summit will convene LGBTQ workers, union leaders, staff, members, activists, and allies throughout the state to share power and build relationships, focusing on leadership by unionists of color.

June 21, 2019 at 8:30am at SEIU Local 49 (3536 SE 26th Ave.).
Hosted by Diamond Law Training & University of Oregon’s Labor Education Research Center.
$125 per person, financial aid available.

Click Here to send an email for more information or to register for the summit.


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 on Amazon Prime Day in mid July, there will be one or more actions, rallies, gatherings, and BBQs in the Portland area to bring workers and community supporters together!

The exact day of Amazon Prime Day has not yet been announced, but it is traditionally sometime in mid July, so keep it save in calendar and keep an eye out here and on the Portland JwJ Facebook page for more details as they become available.


JwJ Committee Meetings

Portland Rising

Portland Rising meets the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8pm. This committee does not have a public meeting in the month of June. Click Here for updates on the July meeting at the committee’s web page.

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 June 18 from 5:30-7pmClick Here to visit the committee web page for location updates.

Faith Labor Committee

Our Faith Labor Committee‘s next meeting is Wednesday June 26, 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 June 26 from 7-9pm at the
Oregon Fair Trade Campaign office (2701 SE 14th Ave Suite E).

Steering Committee

The next meeting of the Portland Jobs with Justice Steering Committee is Monday July 1 from 5:30-7pm at the JwJ office (1500 NE Irving St. Suite 585). This steering committee meeting is the last chance to make nominations for our 11 open At-Large Steering Committee seats. These are 2019-2021 term voting seats on the committee for individuals who are not representing an organization on the committee.


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