Portland Jobs with Justice

PIRG fundraiser fires entire bargaining team

A manager also threatens to close Portland call center as workers walk out in protest

Portland Jobs with Justice leader Margaret Butler stepping down

Her replacement is Karly Edwards, a longtime UNITE HERE organizer.

Portland JwJ stages six protests in six hours

Two busloads of union supporters participate in a roving protest for good jobs, no cuts.

Occupy Aveda: Unionists turn up pressure on Dosha

Aveda sites are leafletted in six cities, while in Portland, pickets and a brief occupation.

JWJ picks Dosha as 2011 “Scrooge of the Year”

Dosha Salon Spa was elected “Scrooge of the Year” at a Dec. 10 fundraiser

Occupy moves to banks and bridges

A Nov. 17 nationwide day of action marked two months since Occupy Wall Street began.

Portland bus brigade travels to rallies at 8 worksites

With 8+ union contracts expiring June 30, activists thought, “Why not get all the unions together?”

Portland Jobs with Justice celebrates 20th anniversary

Supporters filled a Portland Hilton ballroom May 14 to celebrate and remember.

2,500 rally in Portland for jobs and the middle class

Union members, faith groups, and community allies call for fairness, jobs, and saving social safety net.

Spirit of Madison at Oregon rallies

At a pair of rallies Feb. 25 and 26 in Portland and Salem, Oregonians showed solidarity with Midwest public workers.