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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!
UPNow! Train the Trainer
The Universal Preschool Campaign is a campaign for high quality, publicly funded preschool for every 3 and 4 year-old in Multnomah County. Jobs with Justice has endorsed this ballot measure. If you want to learn how to train volunteers to collect signatures, please come to this Train the Trainer event.
Umbrella: Rally Against the KKK
Join Portland Jobs with Justice, PopMob, and others calling for #AUnitedFront against hate this Saturday!
Last Thursday the Portland Tribune published an article containing an interview with a former Ku Klux Klan “Imperial Wizard” in which he said he was planning a white supremacist rally in Portland on Feb 8th. While his reach is minimal and this plan is unlikely to gain much traction or support, showing up is the only way to be certain our spirit of solidarity fills the streets, not white supremacy.
Saturday, Feb 8th from 10:30-12:30pm
Click Here for location updates and to share this event on social media.
Vet Techs Rally for a First Veterinary Union Contract
Since PetVet has purchased Columbia River VetERinary Specialists, workers pay has been frozen even as their workloads and prices for clients have increased. CRVS workers deserve livable wages and affordable healthcare.
Come to the rally to support their struggle for the First Veterinary Union Contract in America!
Saturday, Feb 15 from 12-2pm
at the Corner of NE 84th and Andresen Rd
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.
PDX Caravan to Day of Remembrance at NW Detention Center
IMIrJ (Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice), Oregon PSR (Physicians for Social Responsibility), Oregon Doctors 4 Camp Closure and friends are organizing a joint caravan up to Tacoma for the Day of Remembrance, Day of Action being planned by colleagues and friends in Washington.
The Day of Remembrance, Day of Action at NWDC commemorates the 78th anniversary of the Executive Order that incarcerated 126,000 citizens and immigrants of Japanese descent during WWII. Today, thousands of immigrants and refugees are confined in similar concentration camps. They are subjected to inhumane conditions, family separations, threats of deportation, and countless indignities.
Saturday, February 23 from 9am-5pm
The Caravan will leave from the parking lot of Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School (4906 NE 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97211.)
Click Here for more information and to share this event on social media.
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, March 14, 2020
Lunch provided, donation suggested
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 March 2nd 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 February 28th. 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.
Join us at our next
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
at SEIU local 49 (3536 SE 26th Avenue, Portland, 97202).
There will be pizza and veggies!
Spanish and ASL interpretation available upon request. Please try to contact firstname.lastname@example.org no later than February 5th to ensure enough time to make the proper arrangements.
The ongoing assault on unions and labor protections over the past 60 years has increased the precarity of the working class, and the labor movement has struggled to push back. However, thanks to a growing “alternative labor movement,” workers are creating new paths to winning power.
During this discussion you’ll learn about the work being done by a number of local organizations to create new avenues to building worker power despite decades of attacks and challenges. Come learn about the important work being done by:
+Voz Workers’ Rights Education Project
+Northwest Workers Justice Project
+Portland Industrial Workers of the World
+Portland Jobs with Justice’s Worker Center project
Click Here for more information and to share this event on social media.
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 meeting will take place on Tuesday February 18 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.
Our next meeting is
Wednesday February 19 from 6:30-8pm
Click Here to send an email to the Climate Jobs chairperson for information on the February meeting and to get on the committee’s email list!