Standing Up to PUBLIC INTEREST union busting. & Food Drive 12 15 11

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Standing Up to PUBLIC INTEREST union busting. (+ Food Drive)


  • Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011
  • Time: 12:00pm until 5:30pm
  • Location: OSPIRG office 1536 SE 11th Ave, Portland, Oregon
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On Thursday the 15th, come support the people that have been working in some cases their whole adult lives to guarantee a better life and better environment for all of us. There will be the singing of the new Christmas Carols, there will be signs and good times.

Our two demands are simple
  1. . Hire back Kristopher Humbird.
  2. . Give us the information that was promised in order for the Unions to move forward in negotiations.
Please invite your friends, their friends, and bring your voice.

The Fund for Public Interest, the parent company of Environment Oregon and OSPIRG, considered by many to be "progressive" organizations has a history of treating employees as disposable assets.

People that have devoted their working lives to progressive causes have been disrupted, discouraged and devalued as human beings. This has happened in spite of the fact that the groups under the Fund for Public Interest Research umbrella like OSPIRG and Environment Oregon fight for progressive causes like financial reform and clean air and water.

Let's make sure "progressive" applies to the all the workers it the organization.

When the Los Angeles Telephone Outreach Project and canvass worked to organize seven years ago, the Fund broke that union without a tear shed.

But then, in 2011, the Portland Telephone Outreach Project stepped up and worked to unionize their office. They won the vote 19-5 and that's when the second attempt by the Fund to break the spirits of their workers began.

The Fund is being naughty. They have not given us the information that was promised during contract negotiations, and they have began to fire those that stuck their neck out in order to form the union. This should not be accepted.

It is a food drive as well for all the union people that are out of work. So bring some non-perishable food with you. We would love to see you there.

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