Jobs with Justice
Portland to Vancouver March for Good Jobs, No Cuts
Meet at the field just off I-5 Exit 308 to Jantzen Beach* to march across the I-5 bridge for the Noon Rally at Esther Short Park* in Vancouver.
Many have participated in powerful Portland Rising events on April 16th and June 30th. This time it will be Portland Rising AND Vancouver Rising as we connect struggles on the two sides of the river.
In addition to supporting union campaigns, we will also be sending a message to Senator Patty Murray, co-chair of the Congressional "Super-Committee," which is poised to make cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, that these programs should not be cut one cent!
Call Senator Patty Murray co-chair of this committee to say "No cuts to the safety net!" 360-696-7797
The times have been changing in the last weeks. The occupations of Wall St., Portland, and other places are highlighting the fact that there are plenty of resources in our society - it is just that the 1% is grabbing all this abundance for themselves. At the very least, we have enough resources for good jobs for all and an enhanced safety net! Join us! This is a great time to come out and help make the changes we need.
- Portland meeting place: We will meet at the field just off of Northbound I-5 Exit 308. The field is on the East side of I-5, between the highway and Taco Bell. Parking is available on N. Jantzen Street. and other side streets. The #6 Tri-Met bus stops at N. Jantzen St.
- Esther Short Park is at West 6th and Esther Streets in Downtown Vancouver.
For more info call JwJ at 503-236-5573 www.jwjpdx.org
Jobs with Justice is a national campaign for workers’ rights. Working through coalitions of labor, community, religious and constituency organizations, Jobs with Justice is fighting for workers’ rights and economic justice.
How JwJ works Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor organizations and community groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society. There are 40 Jobs with Justice chapters nationwide. JwJ mobilizes support for labor and community struggles at rallies, on picket lines, in educational settings and at meetings and hearings. The basic building block of JwJ is a pledge that people sign to turn out to support other people’s struggles at least five times a year.
JwJ is governed by a Steering Committee composed its officers, committee chairs, staff, representatives of each member organization and seven at-large members elected bi-ennually. The Steering Committee meets each month and makes decisions about what actions to support. Pledgers are mobilized through mailings and a phone tree. An Executive Committee made up of officers and committee chairs meets between Steering Committee meetings. These meetings are open to everyone, and all Steering Committee members may vote. When necessary a leadership group made up of staff and officers makes decisions.
How organizations can seek support from JwJ Organizations seeking support from JwJ are asked to make a request for action a week before the Steering Committee meeting. Requests should indicate what level of support is needed (endorsement, mobilization of most active members, full phone tree mobilization etc.). Decisions on which actions to support are made based on criteria including: impact of JwJ’s support on the campaign, impact on building JwJ and local coalitions, level of rank and file participation and leadership, and how the action fits into JwJ’s organizational priorities and capacity.
Margaret Butler | Director | firstname.lastname@example.org Brenda Sifuentez, Chris Ferlazzo and Eliana Machuca, Organizers
- AFGE Local 2157
- AFSCME Locals 88, 189, 328, 1995, 3135, 3336, 3580
- AFSCME Council 75
- AFT Locals 2277, 3922 & PSU Faculty Association
- AFT Healthcare Northwest
- AFT Oregon
- Ainsworth United Church of Christ
- Alliance for Democracy, Portland Chapter
- Alliance for Retired Americans
- Allies: People to People
- American Association of University Professors
- American Federation of Musicians Local 99
- American Postal Workers Union
- Association of Western Pulp & Paper Workers
- Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757
- Basic Rights Oregon
- Beaverton Education Association
- Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers
- Carpenters Locals 247 & 1715
- Center for Intercultural Organizing
- Code Pink
- Community Alliance of Tenants
- Communications Workers of America Local 7901
- City of Portland Professional Employees Association
- Graphic Communications International Union IBT Local 767M
- ILWU Locals 4, 5, 8 & 28
- Inland Boatmen's Union
- International Association of Machinists Lodges 63 & 1005
- IATSE Local B20
- International Socialist Organization, Portland Chapter
- IWW Portland GMB
- Laborers International Union Local 483
- Laborers Regional Organizing Coalition
- Lake Oswego Education Association
- Laughing Horse Books Collective
- Metanoia Peace Community
- National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 82
- NW Regional Council of Carpenters
- NW Resistance Against Genetic Engineering
- Oregon Action
- Oregon Education Association
- Oregon Farmworkers Ministries
- Oregon Federation of Nurses and Health Profeessionals
- Oregon Health Action Campaign
- Oregon New Sanctuary Movement
- Oregon Nurses Association
- Oregon Tradeswoman, Inc
- Pacific Green Party
- Portland Association of Teachers
- Portland Central American Solidarity Committee
- Portland Coalition Against Poverty
- Portland Federation of Teachers and Classifies Employees Local 111
- Portland Firefighters Association Local 43
- Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
- Portland Rainbow Coalition
- Service Employees Local 49 & 503
- Service Employees Oregeon State Council
- Street Roots
- Students for Unity
- Teamsters Locals 206 & 162
- Tualatin Valley Firefighters Local 1660
- United Auto Workers Local 492
- United Farm Workers, Pacific NW Region
- United Food and Commercial Workers Local 555
- UNITE HERE Local 9
- Washington County Uniserve Council
- Witness for Peace Northwest
- Women's International League for Peace & Freedom
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