April 30, 2013

Labor Solidarity In Portland---May, 2013

May Day.  Wednesday May 1st, O'Bryant Square, SW Stark & 9th Ave.  International Workers Day of Action - Immigrant Rights Are Workers Rights!  Gather at 2pm, rally at 3pm, march at 4pm.  Check out the great video from B Media Collective here:
Security Officers need your solidarity!  Thursday May 2nd, 3pm to 5.30pm Terry Shrunk Plaza (SW Jefferson & SW 3rd) and  6pm Jeld Wen Field (corner of SW 18th & SW Morrison).  Security contractors are still refusing a living wage or affordable health care.  Support them at two rallies as we turn up the heat.

Mother's Day of Action!
  Wednesday May 8th, 9.30am to 12.30pm.  Oregon State Capital, Salem. Our work-family policies are outdated and broken and the care that every one of us provides and relies upon is undervalued.  Lobby for policies that work.  Click here for more information.

Mother's Day Vigil for Compassionate Immigration Reform.
  Saturday, May 11th, 9am to 5pm.  A vigil at the ICE Detention, Tacoma.  We will travel together, leaving Portland at 9am from Ascension Catholic Church, 7507 SE Yamhill.  For more info or to reserve your spot contact 503-550-3510 or portlandsanctuary@gmail.com.

PDX People's Assembly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  Saturday, May 11th, 1pm to 4pm.  First Unitarian Church, SW 12th Ave and SW Main.  Just prior to a new round of TPP negotiations in Peru, we call on the 99% who are harmed by corporate globalization to oppose the TPP.  Facebook page here.

Health Care for All Oregonians
Monday May 13th, 9.30am.  Oregon State Capital, Salem.  The House Health Care Committee is holding hearings on HB 2922, which would replace private health insurance with a publically funded system guaranteeing care to all.  Join us for a morning of citizen lobbying.  Click here for more information.

Community Dialogue on Workers Rights and Immigration Reform.
  Wednesday May 22nd, 6pm.  SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th Ave (just south of Powell Blvd).  This event will contribute to the national dialogue between workers in the context of Immigration Reform and put the voices of workers up in the national debate.  Call Marco at JwJ on 503-236-5573 for more information.

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