At NWJP we believe that every worker has the right to live and labor with dignity, safety and hope.

Whether it's caring for children, harvesting food, cleaning offices and hotel rooms, building homes, or landscaping yards -- all workers deserve a workplace that offers stability, freedom from retaliation, and the assurance  of a regular paycheck that is enough to meet their families' basic needs.

People who work hard ought to be able to spend enough time with those they love, participate in civic life, and contribute to making their communities a better place.

We believe the solutions to the problems workers face will come from them. We will be here to support them as they fight for better working conditions and a brighter future for their children.



Recent News

Third Annual Celebration of Worker Justice

Join us for the Third Annual Celebration of Worker Justice on October 1, 2015 at the Eliot Center in downtown Portland. Tickets and ...

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Join the #RobbedOnTheJob Campaign

Oregon's hard-working communities lose millions of dollars every year to wage theft. While the more direct impact of this epidemic ...

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Wage Theft Forum on September 23, 2014

The Portland Jobs with Justice Faith/Labor Committee invites everyone to a Community Discussion on Wage Theft. The discussion will address the ...

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Wage Theft Infographic

We created this handy infographic to explain Wage Theft and its insidious consequences.

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Spring 2014 Newsletter is Here!

As the nice weather approaches, we are gearing up to prepare for a busy and intense 2015 legislative session. But ...

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The Oregonian: Sexual Harassment of Teens at Work, Pt. 2

Read the second installment of The Oregonian's series on workplace sexual harassment and the horrendous effects it has on young ...

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The Oregonian: Sexual Harassment of Teens at Work, Pt. 1

D. Michael Dale, our Executive Director, talks to The Oregonian  about the issues young workers face when reporting sexual harassment. ...

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$28 Million in Wage Claims Filed with State Officials in 6 years

According to the Oregon Center for Public Policy, $28 million in wage claims have been filed in the past 6 ...

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NWJP's Tenth Anniversary Celebration - October 2, 2013. Photo by Doug Yarrow.

Fall 2013 Update

November 12, 2013 -- Check out NWJP's Fall 2013 Update. We’re especially excited to report to all of you who contributed ...

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Standing for Dignity in the Workplace