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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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Holiday Office Closure
The Portland Jobs with Justice office will be closed for the holidays and our staff will be off from December 24 – January 1. The office will be back open on Thursday January 2. Thanks for your understand and we hope you have a wonderful holiday season!
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. This year, the 2019 Scrooge of the Year Award nominees are:
2) Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO
3) Koch Industries
4) Mike Nearman, Freedom Foundation, Oregon state director
5) OHSU Management Bargaining Team
Of course, we think it’s important that the voting process for this award is true to the US 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 who is the worst #badboss in town.
Admission tickets to the award party are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Admission tickets come with 20 free votes and can be purchased in advanced online or in person at the JwJ office, or at the door on the night of the award party. Additional votes can also be bought online or at the award party for $1 per vote.
Click Here for more information on the nominees and to share this event on social media.
Rally for a Fair Contract for PSU Professors
The labor contract for university professors expires on November 30th, and December 7th will mark 150 calendar days of bargaining and an agreement on a new contract still has not been reached.
Other PSU workers recently had to threaten a strike in order to get the university to agree to a fair contract, and so as the expiration date on the contract draws near with a new contract in site, the professors are gearing up for a struggle.
December 6 from 11-12pm at the Engineering Building Atrium at PSU to pressure the university to settle a fair contract.
Click Here for more information.
Info Picket at OPB!
OPB is bargaining unfairly with their workers’ union. They have delayed bargaining, on November 21st they proposed that their employees have no power to bargain wages or healthcare, that automatic dues deduction should be removed from the contract, and they told the Union they can not attend public board meetings. Management has also been taking positions out of bargaining unit via reclassifying positions. The current contract expires December 31 and the workers agreed to a 3 month extension at OPB’s request to accommodate a summer vacation of someone on the bargaining team. Workers have been waiting since July 2019 for an annual raise, while OPB is doing a $5 million renovation. This is classic #badboss union busting and we won’t sit by and take it!
Info picket on Friday, December 6 at 9:30-10:30am at OPB (7140 SW Macadam) when board members will be coming in.
Click Here for more info and to share this event on social media.
Demand a TriMet Fare Moratorium!
Portland Jobs with Justice has endorsed the demand for a TriMet Fare Moratorium!
We are working with our partners at OPAL, ATU Local 757, and other organizations to turn out our members, allies, and community in support of our demands for a fare moratorium. We know that they way to increase accessibility and ridership on our buses and trains is to reduce and even eliminate the cost of fares. Unfortunately, TriMet is moving in the opposite direction by proposing a phased in fare increase.
December 11 at 8:30am.
at World Trade Center Portland (121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204).
Come out to this important TriMet board meeting to help us demonstrate a broad base of community support for a fare moratorium!
Click Here to check the OPAL Facebook page for important updates.
Portland Jobs with Justice is part of a coalition of organizations working to ensure the new police union contract creates transparency, accountability, and real community oversight of the Portland Police Bureau.
Mayor Wheeler and Commissioner Hardesty recently hosted a community listening session to hear our priorities for the upcoming contract negotiations with the Portland Police Association. A second listening session will take place on
Monday December 16 from 6-8pm
at the PCC SE Campus Community Hall (2305 SE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR 97216)
For those unable to attend
Click Here and please use the form to share your top priorities for the upcoming negotiations. Your feedback will be shared with City Council and used to inform the City’s priorities.
Click Here to view and share a text-to-speech friendly info graphics post on why it is important from a labor perspective for the community to win a police union contract that increases transparency, accountability, and real community oversight.
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.
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 January 6th 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. Our next meeting is
Wednesday December 11 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 November 19 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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