Weekly Update: Stand Together, Fight Back
Upcoming Events & Actions
Save the Postal Service
The “Super Committee” that is supposed to be tackling American debt, working to create jobs and chop unnecessary spending to help our economy recover, is now evaluating the future of the United States Postal Service and the 6-day delivery system that we depend on.
Interestingly, the US Postal Service hasn’t used a dime of federal dollars in over twenty years – it has been fully self-sustaining, even through recessions. But now, because of the Bush-era requirement that they massively pre-fund retirement payouts, the need federal help.
Sign this petition and let the “Super Committee” along with Congress know that the Postal Service belongs to all of us, and cutting the hours of a profitable service isn’t the answer.
Today (October 27th)
Stand up for Social Security
Social security services are once again being threatened by budget cuts. Tomorrow, October 27th, join the American Federation of Government Employees and others as we defend Social Security by rallying at the following locations tomorrow:
1538 SW Yamhill, Portland OR 97205, 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
17925 SE Division, Portland 97236, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
333 SW 1st Ave, Portland, OR 97204, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
530 Center Street NE, Salem, OR 97301, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Later this week…
West Hayden Island
Remember West Hayden Island? A few years ago the City of Portland and the Port of Portland started working on a plan to bring the land, slated for industrial development and Port expansion, into the City limits. Since then it has been help up in discussions over how to develop the land to increase jobs and needed Port space, but also protect wildlife that has since taken up residence. Click here to learn more and weigh in.
Support Healthcare Workers and Good Jobs in Bend
Newly organized caregivers at St. Charles Medical Center brought their fight to a regional rally this summer – standing with teachers, county workers, and countless union members who all had contracts up at the same time. The workers at St Charles are still in the fight, continuing to work toward living wages, access to affordable healthcare, and a voice on the job. It’s time to ask St. Charles, as the largest private employer in the region, to stay on track with our community values and provide these dedicated workers with competitive wages that benefit our community and keep a quality workforce in Bend.
Sign this online petition in support of caregivers at St. Charles.