General Membership Meeting–January 11th

The Portland Oregon Area Local next general membership meeting is scheduled for January 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.. We will also be conducting elections for delegates to the AFL-CIO Northwest Oregon Labor Council, all members in good standing are eligible to be nominated and elected.

The executive council will also be held January 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. The executive council is chaired by the Vice-President. Stewards are encouraged to attend the council meetings in addition to periodic training.

Installation of officers & Annual recognition event-January 3rd

The Portland Oregon Area Local is hosting our annual recognition luncheon this year at the Riverview Restaurant in Troutdale, Oregon on January 3rd.

We are happy to once again invite last years retirees to attend, along with the appointed stewards, officers, and auxiliary.

The newly elected officers will be sworn in for their new term of office and we will hear from our APWU national director of organization, Anna Smith among other speakers.

Meet and greet starts at 12:30 p.m and brunch is set to begin at 1:30.

29311 Southeast Stark Street Troutdale, OR 97060
(503) 661-3663

Mt Hood Clerks–Your bidding rights

Mt. Hood clerks have been given some bad information or poorly relayed information from certain supervisors regarding their bidding rights and opportunities.

Every clerk at Mt. Hood is eligible to bid every assignment in the current vacancy notice with the exception of the tour two AFSM assignments.

The tour two AFSM assignments are being posted for administrative reasons. After the posting they will be offered to employees who have retreat rights to the tour 2 AFSM section.

One clarification for tour one employees. Retreat rights are only granted to those employees who remain in section and are involuntarily reassigned in January. However, those reassignments will be to the residual assignments that remain after the bidding process. Generally it is in your best interest to bid and choose for yourself the assignments that meet your needs and not wait to be involuntarily assigned to the leftovers.

Mt Hood December Vacancy Notice

Important information for potential bidders


Please ensure that you have your new password for bidding. You will still need your pin number to set up the new password. If you have lost your pin you will encounter problems and will have to contact shared services. Do so immediately!

This is from shared services:

Good afternoon,

Due to the Cyber Intrusion, the ability to reset pin numbers and passwords was temporarily removed. As of yesterday, access has been restored, but the new pin number or password must be mailed to the employee.

Please advise employees to call back to the HR Shared Service Center at 1-877-477-3273, Opt. 5, so that a representative may assist.

A PostalEase worksheet may also be completed to elect insurance if the employee has the enrollment code for the health insurance plan they wish to elect. The PostalEase worksheet can be obtained by doing a Google search for “PostalEase worksheet 2014”.

This worksheet may be mailed to the HRSSC for processing at:

HRSSC Benefits & Compensation

PO Box 970400

Greensboro, NC  27497-0400

Or Faxed to: 336-662-4073 or (336-662-4070)

 Thank you,

 HRSSC Benefits & Compensation

Rally to save our jobs and the service

Senator Jeff Merkley Joins Postal Workers to rally Against Plant Closures and Mail Delays

November 11, 2014


Portland Waterfront Park—

Salmon Street Springs Fountain, SW Salmon Street & Naito — Then march to the Battleship Oregon Memorial to hear from Senator Merkley and activists.

We are running out of time-On January 5th the Postal Service will slow down the mail and end overnight delivery to every address in the country.

The change in delivery standards will cause widespread changes in Portland, PACC, & Mt. Hood.

At least 82 plants are slated for closure including our sister cities of Pendleton, Bend, and Eugene.

We are rallying to bring attention to this drastic change and get the Congress to put a stop to it.