Weekly Update: Dosha Wins!
Dosha Salon Wins Organizing Drive!
The 154 employees of Dosha Salon’s five locations are now proud members of CWA Local 7901.
Support your brothers and sisters at Dosha! Find a location near you at http://www.dosha.org/
Attend an event and participate in the National Week of Action:
International Solidarity Event
Find information and RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192304954141613
Rally to Keep Dr. King’s Dream Alive (Portland)
Find information and RSVP here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=172125022838673
And find other April 4th events throughout Oregon here: http://www.we-r-1.org
In Other News...
Dr. King’s Legacy
On April 4th, 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. He was supporting sanitation workers on strike who were trying to form an AFSCME local so that they could have better wages and benefits, and be treated with dignity and respect. They wanted to be a part of the American middle class.
Dr. King’s message and legacy still echo throughout America and beyond. As union members and activists we often draw inspiration from Dr. King as we rally and push for the same economic freedoms that he traveled to Memphis to support.
As the anniversary of Dr. King’s tragic death draws near we must decide how his legacy will be carried on. Dr. King was not on the sidelines. He acted, organized and fought for economic opportunity and civil rights for all Americans.
On April 2nd and April 4th we will rally to continue his work as best we can. We will raise our voices in support of workers under attack and speak out against the Koch brothers who pour money into campaigns designed to trample the middle class from Wisconsin to right here in Oregon. See the event information in the Take Action section to find out how you can put Dr. King’s dream into motion.
The Columbia River Crossing - It's Time To Move Forward
A public hearing was held on Monday and continued today regarding a Memorial that, if passed, would reaffirm our commitment to moving the Columbia River Crossing forward. An improved CRC would make us more competitive as a state, expand our manufacturing potential and could help stabilize our economy.
Monday's and today’s hearings on HJM 22 saw testimony from the Oregon AFL-CIO, the State Building Trades Council and our allies and partners in the Legislature. HJM 22 urges the Federal government to fund this project and increase the west coast’s ability to move freight and goods expediently through the I-5 corridor.
The project, along with the economic growth potential it provides, would bring good family-wage jobs across Oregon and throughout our region.