is a worker-led organization that empowers immigrants and day laborers to gain control over their working conditions through leadership development, organizing, and community education.
We operate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Worker Center, which connects hundreds of workers a month with local employers and jobs.
You can use this site to:
- Get info about the Martin Luther King Jr. Worker Center and how to hire a day laborer
- Learn more about day labor
- Find out about our news and upcoming events
- Learn how you can support Portland’s day laborers
NEWS AND EVENTS
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Saturday, November 2nd 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for this year’s community celebration, which will include:
- A ceremonial vigil honoring immigrants fallen on the border
- a traditional altar
- music & face painting
- sugar skull decoration
- drinks and snacks
The event takes place at MLK Jr. Worker Center (240 MLK Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232)
Save the Center Campaign
The lease on the city-owned property where the MLK Jr. Worker Center sits is expiring. We are asking Mayor Charlie Hales to transfer the ownership of the property to Voz so that the Center has a permanent home.
Ways to Get Involved in the Campaign
What you can do to get involved in finding a permanent solution for the MLK Jr. Worker Center:
- Send in a Letter of Support for the MLK Jr. Worker Center to the Mayor’s Office
- Sign our online petition to Save the Center: https://pvoz.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/petition/sign?sid=1&reset=1
For more information, contact:
Romeo Sosa– email@example.com or 503-233-6787
We are currently looking to hire a new interns at Voz, application to close Friday June 28th, 2013. For questions about the application process contact Romeo Sosa, Executive Director at 503-233-6787.
DEVELOPMENT INTERN POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION COMPENSATION AND COMMITTMENTS
Part time, 5-10 hrs/wk with some seasonal fluctuation of hours. Internship requires a minimum 4 month commitment. Non-paid however college credit available Based in Portland, Oregon. Some evening work. Reports to Voz’s Development Director. No medical, dental or vision benefits are provided at this time.
The development interns work in close collaboration with the Director of Development. Their primary role is to assist in grassroots fundraising and grant writing. These interns will also be expected to support the Executive Director in one of Voz’ campaigns.
•Minimum 5-month commitment
•10 hours per week
•Grassroots Fundraising Event Management
•Database and Data Entry of Contacts
•Community Outreach and Professional Networking
•Able to speak and write in Spanish
•Strong writing skills
Please submit a resume and a cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in this internship. Email application (preferred) to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject Line: “Development Internship Application”. Or mail application to: 1131 SE Oak Street Portland, OR 97218 Attn: Development Internship Application. For questions about the application process contact our Development Director at 503-233-6787.
We made this video in order to call local, national, and international attention to the unjust immigration laws. Thousands of people are detained and deported daily without any sort of criminal record. Their only crime is to look for a better future for themselves and their family in this country. These political prisoners are currently detained in private prisons. We are with you all, and we are denouncing these atrocities and injustices through the National Fast NOT ONE MORE DEPORTATION! Abdiaz has a pending deportation case and has waited more than 6 years. They have prohibited her from working until they clarify her situation. Rosa’s partner is detained in the detention center in Tacoma Washington.
Este video lo hicimos para llamar la atención local, nacional e internacional con las leyes injustas de inmigración. Están deteniendo y deportando a miles de personas diariamente sin tener un record criminal. Su único delito es buscar un futuro mejor para él o ella y a su familia en este país. Estos prisioneros políticos que están detenidos en este momento en las cárceles privadas. Estamos con ustedes, estamos denunciando estas atrocidades e injusticias a travez de la cadena nacional de ayuno NI UNA DEPORTACION MAS!. Abdiaz está pendiente de su deportación y ha esperado mas de 6 años, le han prohibido trabajar hasta que se aclare su situación. Rosie tiene a su pareja detenido en el centro de detenciones en Tacoma Washington.