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Why Unions Matter Library from Jobs with Justice. Articles organized into the following sections:

  • Section 1: Worker Organizing Efforts
  • Section 2: Anti-worker Threats and Actions
  • Section 3: Labor Law and Worker Rights
  • Section 4: The Union Difference
  • Section 5: Worker Centers
  • Section 6: Public Sector Unionization
  • Section 7: The Right to Work Experience
  • Section 8: Anti-union Arguments

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  • A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy by Jane McAlevey
  • Workers On Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America by Joe William Trotter, Jr.   

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Building Solidarity For 30 Years: Portland Jobs With Justice
Oregon Historical Society, February 11 -May 15, 2022. Free for Multnomah County Residents with proof of residency or members. 

The exhibit looks at the different stages of Jobs With Justice’s growth by delving into some of the campaigns and actions undertaken over the course of the last thirty years. Visitors to Building Solidarity for 30 Years will:

  • Discover how Oregon led the nation in efforts to raise the minimum wage
  • Learn how humor, creativity, and public forums can open dialogue on difficult topics
  • Explore the ways local events and conditions are affected by national and international situations
  • Reflect on the challenges and rewards of acting in solidarity with others for social justice