Please join your fellow members for a virtual happy hour discussion about how we, as union members and city workers, can fight racism in our workplace and our community. This event is hosted by a new subcommittee of PROTEC17 members at the City of Portland, organizing to work in solidarity with the broader Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.
Register in advance for this meeting at:
Before the meeting, we encourage folks to read this short article — though please still join us even if you don’t have a chance to read it. For further background, if you have time, you might consider reading this Paul Prescod article (~5 minutes) and this article from the AFL-CIO (~20 minutes). We will use these articles as a jumping off point to talk about questions like:
- How can unions be a good vehicle for anti-racist organizing?
- What kinds of demands could we, as union members, make on the city to make our workplaces and the city as a whole more racially just?
- What kinds of leverage do city workers and our unions possess to further racial justice goals?
We look forward to this discussion!