Will Layng

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Will moved to Portland in 2004 to work for SEIU Local 49. In June 2017 he joined Portland Jobs With Justice after 13 years of organizing workers and their community allies for economic and social justice across a wide range of low wage private sector industries with Local 49.

Will brings deep experience in strategic campaigning, staff development, creative actions, and new forms of worker organization to JwJ and served on our Board for four years before joining the staff. He lives with his wife and daughter in Northeast Portland.  He’s a musician and singer-songwriter as well in his spare time. Will es bilingue en Español.