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Walmart CEO Michael Duke makes approximately $16,000 per hour.
On average, a new Wal-Mart hire makes $8.75 per hour, with irregular hours....
Vote Walmart Scrooge of the Year now.
It is with heartfelt sincerity that Portland Jobs with Justice nominates Sheriff Staton, an elected official, for “Scrooge of the Year”. The Sheriff and his posse recently sent a team of 30 heavily armed county police to evict a family facing foreclosure. Read more...
The second of our Scrooge Of The Year candidates to be highlighted is Darrell Issa.
Post Offices sit at the center of many of our communities. The California Congressman would rather shutter them than fix Congress’ absurd requirement that the retiree health benefits of postal workers are funded 75 years into the future. Is this sufficiently Scrooge-like for the 2012 award?
Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, is next in our glittering and greedy lineup.
“I was the obvious choice. After all, my job is to “investigate and expose waste, fraud and abuse”. I think my masters knew that to fight fraud, they needed to hire a fraud...
Between now and the Scrooge party on December 15th, we will be posting regular profiles of our deserving candidates, so that you can decide who should win this prestigious award. First up - the Grocery Stores!
Portland Jobs with Justice is excited to announce that Safeway, Albertson’s and Fred Meyer-Kroger share the limelight as the first nominee for “Scrooge of the Year”. These stores employ 12,000 union grocery workers across the state of Oregon. Upon notification of their nomination for this coveted award, a spokesperson for the companies issued this statement...
Support the Labor's Community Service Agency will their annual Holiday Toy Drive. Toys will be donated to the children of working families currently out of work. Bring unwrapped toys to the addresses below, or to the next Jobs With Justice Steering Committee meeting.
The popular Jobs With Justice holiday party will take place on Saturday,
December 15th at 7pm. As usual we will gather at the Peace House, 2116
NE 18th Ave, for food and drink, theater, and to watch the votes come
This year the election is open to early online voting. Check out the nominees here.
On November 3rd Portlanders will march, rally, and take direct action
against austerity. Corporations control our governments, hoard wealth,
privatize our community resources and burden us with enormous debt -
This is austerity and we say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
1pm - rally
actions throughout the day
Holladay Park at Lloyd Center Max Stop, NE 12th and Multnomah
Our Executive Committee just voted to give this action the hotlist. Come and show your support!