I've always noticed the building with the sign "Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers" at 1400 E Burnside, but cannot find any information about the organization aside from references in a series articles connecting it to the National Labor Federation ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Labor_Federation), which apparently has engaged in cultish activity.
Does anybody have experience with this organization and its activities?
I found an old 2002 Indymedia post mentioning the group organizing Reed College students ( http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2002/12/106365.shtml), a blog post which may date from around the same time mentions that group is led by 'Stephanie Magurno' ( http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2002/12/106365.shtml), a blog post which may date from around the same time mentions that group is led by 'Stephanie Magurno' ( link to politicalcults.blogspot.com), and a 2004 Indymedia post in which commenters debate the cult v. not-cult status of the group.
Also, Real Wealth of Portland, which I don't think started up too long ago, includes Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers as one of its 'Caring Portland' list of affiliated organizations ( http://www.realwealthpdx.org/caring_portland/index.html)
I've been curious since I see the building nearly every day, and it seems extremely suspicious that a group called Friends of Seasonal and Service Workers has the cash for a huge space at 14th/Burnside, and is apparently trying to organize in some way, yet doesn't even have a website to explain what the group is and what it does (not even a free site!). Also it's for-profit. Thanks!