Photos for thought- June edition

PCUN’s 30th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, September 17th, from 6-8pm
SEIU 6401 SE Foster Rd, Portland OR 97206

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This image was taken in 1985, thirty years ago, during the founding meeting that culminated in the birth of Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste. Que viva PCUN!
Nearly 500 individuals rallied against  Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s and OFIR’s hate agenda. Arpaio was in town to promote the recently filed E-Verify and English Only initiatives, two disastrous measures to Oregon’s economy and families.
PCUN hosts the Rural Organizing Project’s Annual Rural Caucus and Strategy Session. Go ROP! 

About time!

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After 20 years, the Woodburn School Bond finally passes. About time! The difference this time around? How about the 3,000 doors we knocked on! Read about it here.

David Lopez (back middle), a Woodburn native who is now the General Counsel of the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission comes back home after 30 years. David recently won a historic victory in the Supreme Court and was pictured in this New York Times article. 

Javier Lara, part owner of Garcia Farms and former PCUN staff. We have a two-year union contract with Garcia Farms. Reply back if you’re interested in purchasing strawberries. 


A sign of things to come…

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Are these a sign of things to come…You better believe it!

We’ve launched our GOTV efforts to pass the Woodburn School Bond. We came up short 37 votes last year. We will prevail this time! Text or call 503-302-6549 if you want to be part of history.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez visits our movement in Woodburn and delivers two key messages: (1) “DAPA/DACA will prevail!” (2) “Congress, fix immigration now!”

Advocacy day for our partner the Oregon Latino Health Coalition whose working to pass Healthcare for All Children




Talk about a first experience!

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Check out these first time experiences!

Meet our newest union member Edgar (back left) pictured with Representative Joe Gallegos (HD30) and other PCUN staff. Edgar was lobbying to assure farmworkers are included in paid sick leave.  This was his first time lobbying and first time visiting the Oregon Capitol.

Youth leaders from our sister organization Latinos Unidos Siempre with Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown. The youth took part in the Governor’s signing of the Proclamation of the Cesar Chavez Day for Community Service.  First time visiting the capitol for most of them too!

Members of the Oregon Coalition to Stop Wage Theft. The coalition is working to pass the Fair Wage Recovery Act.


More than just photos

Photos for thought, Edicion enero

If you’re new to our “Photos for Thought” messages, welcome, enjoy, and get involved!


This is Cesar on his first-ever trip to the Oregon Capitol. When we we win a minimum wage increase, let’s make sure farmworkers and youth are not left out!

Radio station booth pic Feb 2015-600

Señor Matadamas, one of many Woodburn residents who volunteer as radio hosts on La Voz del Pueblo, Radio Movimiento KPCN — check out the schedule here.

Woodburn classroom in hallway Feb 2015-600

It’s time to pass the Woodburn School’s Bond Measure. It’s been 20 years. There is no reason why our kids should be in the hallways because of lack of space… contact us to find out the actions PCUN is organizing.