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Iconic Portland Labor Struggles

  • SEIU Local 49 3536 Southeast 26th Avenue Portland, OR, 97202 United States (map)

Portland Rising invites you to our October meeting


Organizing at Powell’s Books & Burgerville 


Wednesday, October 10th at 7pm – 9pm

SEIU Local 49, 3536 SE 26th Ave (just south of Powell Blvd.)

Worker struggles at Powell’s and Burgerville are iconic in large part because workers in both places boldly took on companies that hold themselves up to be among Portland’s most liberal establishments.

·       What is it like to organize against anti-union employers who are “celebrated” for being progressive?

·       How does one organize and run a worker-centered union campaign?

·       What role can community pressure play in winning a good contract for workers?

·       Can we generalize and learn from the experiences of these two key labor struggles?

Come hear workers from International Longshore Workers Union Local 5 (Powell’s Books) and the Burgerville Workers Union (Burgerville), as well as Jobs with Justice organizers discuss the two struggles, strikes, and victories.

For more information, call Jobs with Justice 971-242-8702

Later Event: October 16
Membership Meeting