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Workers’ Rights Board Hearing: October 4

The Portland Workers' Rights Board is made up of dozens of community leaders from all parts of the community who are willing to use their moral authority to intervene in support of workers' rights. Thursdays Hearing is on "The High Cost of Low-wage Temporary Work in Portland"

Everyone is invited it is at 6:30 PM
Laborers' Local 483 and Jobs with Justice present a Workers' Rights Board Hearing:

The High Cost of Low-wage Temporary Work in Portland

While budget cuts freeze full-time employment opportunities, public employers are turning increasingly to the use of low-wage jobs without a future. Knowing they can be let go at any time, temporary and seasonal workers are more vulnerable to wage theft and unsafe working conditions. With no job security, it is also much harder to organize for improvements in the workplace.

The City of Portland and Oregon Metro can do better than this. Come hear these workers' stories and support their quest for justice.

The Workers' Rights Board panel, which includes State Representative Michael Dembrow, Rev. Dr David Wheeler from the First Baptist Church, Francisco Lopez, Executive Director of CAUSA Oregon, Rev Kate Lore from the First Unitarian Church, retired labor attorney Joel Rosenblit, and Dr. Veronica Dujon, chair of the Sociology department at PSU, will listen to testimony and make recommendations for change.

Thursday October 4, 2012

6:30pm

Charles Jordan Community Center

9009 N Foss Portland, or 97217

[this was posted on PIMC from an email alert]