News and Updates
Working people in Oregon need a raise.
For nearly two years, Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ) and Portland Rising (a working group within JwJ) have supported the bold and visionary goal to raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Sponsored by: AFSCME Council 75, AFT PSU, PSU-AAUP
Individual Sponsors: Margaret Butler & Rich Peppers, Leela Coleman, Maureen Rowe Crawford, State Senator Michael Denbrow, Jackie Ellenz & Steve Snyder, Representative Lew Frederick, Chris Frost, Bob Gross, Laurie King, Elizabeth Milliken, Sydney Montanaro, Alice Muccio, State Representative Rob Nosse, Huy Ong & Andrea Valderrama, Diana Pei-Wu, Peter Parks & May Wallace, Jamie Partridge, Senator Diane Rosenbaum, Scarlett Saavreda, Ted Scheinman, Rob Sisk, Jay Thiemeyer, Laura Williams.
It is with great sadness that Portland Jobs with Justice announces the passing of our long time compañero, Greg Margolis. We send love and blessings to Greg’s spirit as he moves on, and to his family, friends, and all the people whose lives he has touched.
Portland Rising invites you to a panel on:
Retail Workers' Bill of Rights Victory
Expanding what is possible to transform
our low wage economy.
Wednesday, March 25th
5:30pm snacks and socializing
Program: 6pm - 8pm
SEIU Local 49 Union Hall
3536 SE 26th Ave
Sign the petition now!
Portland Jobs with Justice (JwJ) is a 23-year-old coalition of 100 labor and community organizations and thousands of activists dedicated to building a movement for social justice. Portland JwJ is among the largest members of the national Jobs with Justice network. We are hiring an Executive Director to lead our staff of three. This position reports to our Executive Committee.Please click here for the full announcement.
Congratulations to the Postmaster General, winner of the 2014 Scrooge of the Year award!
Join the rally at Staples Janzen Beach this Sunday, December 14th, at 1pm, to protest the contract bringing mini-post offices to all Staples stores next year. Good union jobs being replaced with low-wage, non-union jobs.
Support Striking Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTF) on the Picket Line Tuesday December 9th/Wednesday December 10th!
Update: After over a year of negotiations and an eight day strike the GTFF has reached a tentative agreement with the University of Oregon. Congratulations to the workers for achieving a better contract!
Please join one or both of the two rush-hour pickets in support of
striking U of O Graduate Teaching Fellows right here in downtown
University of Oregon
70 NW Davis St (the White Stag building)
Tuesday, 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm