Join our reading group to build union power!

In the era of COVID-19, an economic crash, climate change, and rising white supremacy, how can our federation tap into people power and win big changes for ourselves and our students?

Join us for a three-part reading group of “No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age” by Dr. Jane McAlevey. A labor organizer turned academic, McAlevey gives us both a practical guide and a set of underlying principles to understand why organizing matters more than any other available strategy to grow power. We will discuss how these ideas can be applied to our struggles at work and our goals to change the world for the better.

Sign up here for the group on Mondays at 5:00pm

Chapters 1-2 – November 2

Chapters 3-4 – November 16

Chapters 5-7 – November 30

Sign up here for the group on Tuesdays at 1:00pm

Chapters 1-2 – November 3

Chapters 3-4 – November 17

Chapters 5-7 – December 1

You may attend the Monday or Tuesday group, or both. Attending all three parts is not required! Please feel welcome to join us for discussion even if you have not read the book.

A digital copy of the book is available for free via the PCC library. Some complimentary copies of the physical book are available if you order here before this Friday 10/23 at noon.

Want to join but don’t have time this term? Let us know here if you’re interested in the next reading group in Winter Term.

Invite your coworkers by sharing this link!

Questions? Email lpwadlin@gmail.com for more info.

2020 General Election Endorsements

PCCFFAP is proud to announce our endorsements for the upcoming November 3, 2020 election. Please consider volunteering to support these fine folks and measures.

  • Portland City Council: Chloe Eudaly
  • Hillsboro City Council Ward 3B: Kimberly Culberston
  • Beaverton City Council: Nadia Hasan
  • Portland Mayor: Sarah Innarone
  • Beaverton Mayor: Lacey Beatty
  • Washington County Commission: Nafisa Fai
  • Metro: Chris Smith
  • Multnomah County Ballot Measures:
    • Preschool for All
  • Metro:
    • Lets Get Moving Transport Measure
    • Yes For Our Libraries
    • Yes for Fair and Honest Elections
  • City of Portland:
    • 2020 School Bond Renewal
    • Police Oversight Board Charter Amendment

Please consider volunteering to support these worthy candidates.

Ira Erbs
Political and Legislative Action Committee