July 21, 2024

Do you want to join the Wobblies?

Want to join the Wobblies? The Industrial Workers of the World are organizing a chapter here in the Rogue Valley. There will be a free information meeting this Saturday at the Bellview Grange in Ashland. Please contact iwwrogue@gmail.com Your interest is the only requirement. Free Space Invaders and chili Join us July 6th 5-8pm at […]

Tennessee Volkswagen employees overwhelmingly vote to join United Auto Workers union

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Employees at a Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, overwhelmingly voted to join the United Auto Workers union Friday in a historic first test of the UAW’s renewed effort to organize nonunion factories. The union wound up getting 2,628 votes, or 73% of the ballots cast, compared with only 985 who voted […]

Housing is a Human Right! Solidarity Rally – Monday, 4 pm Ashland Plaza

On Monday, The US Supreme Court will begin their review of Johnson VGrants Pass. Their ruling will have a nationwide impact on how communitieshandle homelessness. Six years ago, a federal appeals court held that the Constitution “barsa city from prosecuting people criminally for sleeping outside in publicproperty when those people have no home or other […]

State of the Free Press 2024: The Importance of an Independent Press and Critical Media Literacy in a “Post-Truth” World

State of the Free Press 2024: The Importance of an Independent Press and Critical Media Literacy in a “Post-Truth” WorldWednesdayApril 17th7:00 PMRogue Valley Metaphysical Library – 1757 Ashland St, Ashland.In the age of new and powerful tools of communication, democracy has become more fragile and vulnerable to attacks by ideological extremists and partisans. What is […]

Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice Endorses Just Cause Campaign

SOJWJ Calls Upon Their Network To Join The Campaign To End At-Will Employment SALEM, OR – Early evening Valentine’s day, the Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice unanimously endorsed prospective ballot initiative 2024-049 for Just Cause. SOJWJ brings together labor unions, religious congregations, student groups and community organizations to improve working peoples’ standard of living, job […]

SOJWJ’s Jason Houk addresses Ashland City Council

My message to Ashland City Council tonight. I am an organizer with Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice, a non-profit with a goal of improving our community’s standard of living. We are sponsors of the Ashland Community Peace Meal and other efforts to provide aid and resources for our most vulnerable neighbors.We value and appreciate all […]