Portland Jobs with Justice

CWA Local 7901 placed in trusteeship by national union

The union has suffered from significant internal turmoil in recent years.

Mark Medina joins the staff of Portland Jobs with Justice as worker center organizer

The Worker Center project of Portland Jobs With Justice is a response to an explosion of union interest among low-paid service workers.

When faith meets labor, it fuels a fight for the common good

Reverend Dr. David Wheeler, a local labor advocate, situates himself in a long line of progressive, socially engaged Baptists.

A new self-guided tour of Portland Labor History

It includes Francis Murnane Memorial Wharf, a public memorial to a longshore union leader; a labor history mural at PCC Sylvania; and more.

Amazon Labor Union: ‘a marathon, not a sprint’

Leaders of the new union were the guests of honor at the annual Portland Jobs with Justice dinner this month.


Portland JwJ has a new leader, as does Unite Oregon, and Governor Brown appoints a new batch of labor officials to state advisory boards.

Leadership change at Portland Jobs with Justice

Will Layng is leaving as executive director to return to SEIU, where he formerly worked as organizing director at Local 49.

Environmental groups say green jobs need to pay a living wage

At least 16 groups have signed a letter to senators supporting a call by the Oregon State Building Trades Council for "high-road" standards.

2019 Scrooge of the Year: BURGERVILLE

Burgerville has twice been nominated for Scrooge of the Year by the group Portland Jobs With Justice, but this year, the fast food chain won the most votes for its record of firing union supporters and stonewalling union negotiations.

Father Robert Krueger, 1929-2019

Krueger, a Catholic priest who supported workers struggles for justice, was a frequent presence at union rallies and picket lines.

First Transit named 2018 Scrooge of the Year

Scrooge of the Year goes to an individual or entity that was particularly hard-hearted to workers.


SEIU organizing director Will Layng will lead Portland Jobs With Justice. Martin Taylor returns to lead Oregon Nurses Association.

Today’s lesson: Unions matter

Since October, a new union speakers campaign has visited more than a dozen local high school and college classes.


Oregon governor populates boards with labor figures; D Pei Wu departs Portland JwJ

Hearing on Instafab safety record erupts in shouting match

One year into a strike, Oregon House speaker Tina Kotek headlines the Workers Rights Board panel

A pope for the common people

Francis, more than other recent popes, has kept a focus on economic morality.

You take one of us on, you take all of us on

Portland Jobs With Justice carried out a three-hour-long protest June 17, including a rally outside City Hall calling for a $15 minimum wage, a...

AFSCME wins big gains for Metro temp workers

An agreement between the Metro regional government and AFSCME Local 3580 will deliver raises of up to $3.92 an hour to about 50 newly...

Postmaster General named ‘Scrooge of the Year’ by Jobs with Justice

The group accuses him of dismantling the postal service

Musicians Union hall goes solar

The union hall benefits from a new Oregon pilot program of feed-in tariffs