ILWU Local 5 is currently negotiating for its 8th contract with Powell’s and now asks for your solidarity to push Powell’s to bargain fairly with the workers who have made its longevity and success possible!
On Monday, September 4, workers at Powell’s Books — represented by ILWU Local 5 since 2000 — will be going on a one-day Unfair Labor Practice Strike to protest management’s refusal to bargain in good faith. This will be the first strike for Powell’s workers in 20 years!
Picketing and speakers will start at 9:30am on September 4th at all three locations, end time TBD.
Powell’s City of Books — 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne — 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR
Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing — 3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR
Join the picket line nearest you, then head downtown at 1pm for a rally at the City of Books! Let’s remind Powell’s that Portland is a UNION TOWN!
If you would like to join Freedom Socialist Party labor activist Jordana Sardo at the Hawthorne Powell’s Books picket line at 9:30am, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re not able to join the picket line, you can still support striking Powell’s workers in the following ways:
Help workers get strike-ready by supporting the fundraiser at Workers Tap 8/30!
Do not cross a picket line at any Powell’s Books location on September 4th.
Do not shop at any Powell’s Books location on September 4th.
Donate to the ILWU Local Strike fund: www.ilwulocal5.com/support
Sign the petition, letting Powell’s leadership know you support workers’ demands: bit.ly/tell-powells