CLERK CRAFT LMOU CAUCUS

Clerk Craft Director Walton and the Portland Oregon Area Local APWU are inviting you to two scheduled Zoom meetings. Call Union office for password.
We will be available for review and discussion of any current Clerk Craft LMOU and any proposals we are considering.

Topic: Clerk Craft LMOU Caucus
Time: Jul 15, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) and 7:00 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 996 3662 2367
Password:
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+13462487799,,99636622367#,,,,0#,,399080# US (Houston)
+16699009128,,99636622367#,,,,0#,,399080# US (San Jose)
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        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 996 3662 2367
Password:
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aEXeJ1x30

July 22, 2020 Meetings

The local will be holding its regular meetings on July 22, 2020 via Zoom. The Executive Board meeting will be at 3:30 pm, the Executive Council Meeting at 5:00 pm and the General Membership Meeting will be held at 6:30 pm.  The same meeting number and password shall be used for each meeting. Call 503-231-1797 for the password.  Computer is not necessary, members can call one of the phone numbers listed below.

Topic: Executive Board, Executive Council and General Membership Meetings
Time: Jul 22, 2020 03:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/95179257671?pwd=cmNsV1MxdzU0dXV1UjN0L3RHMkRMZz09

Meeting ID: 951 7925 7671
Password:
One tap mobile
+13462487799,,95179257671#,,,,0#,,618124# US (Houston)
+16699009128,,95179257671#,,,,0#,,618124# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 951 7925 7671
Password:
Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aM20KwsrF

Local Meetings and Clerk Craft Caucus

The local will be conducting two more clerk craft caucus and the local meetings via Zoom in the month of July.  The Clerk Craft Caucus will be held on July 14th at Noon and 7:00 pm.

The Executive Board, Executive Council and General Membership meetings will be held on July 22.  These meeting shall begin at 3:30 pm with the Executive board, the Executive Council at 5:00 pm, and General Membership meeting at 6:30 pm.

Invitations with links and phone numbers to these meetings shall be posted here.  As in the past, interested members contact the Local office for passwords.

Save the Postal Service

Subject: Send a letter: Tell Congress: During This Pandemic, Support Our Public Postal Service

This is really important for postal workers.

Take a look and write a letter. Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/tell-congress-during-this-pandemic-support-our-public-postal-service?source=email&utm_source=share-email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=covid-letters&

Thanks!

SUPPORT OUR PUBLIC POSTAL SERVICE

We have been fighting to save the Postal Service for years.  From Stop Staples to US MAIL NOT FOR SALE, we have been hard at work spreading the word to protect this vital service to the American People and to protect our livelihood

We are in dire straights – with predictions coming that the USPS could run out of money in as little as a few months.  If you have not already done so, please sign the letter to Congress.

In Oregon we are fortunate that many of our congressional representatives are steadfast supporters.  This letter gives those steadfast supporters solid backing.  

In addition, please share the message far and wide with your family, friends, and social media networks, and most importantly, get your co-workers on the workroom floor to do the same.

All members of Congress, including those that already love us, need to hear our urgent message.

Add your name. Email Congress now.   Here is a direct link:

THANK YOU!

Our local executive board would like to take the opportunity to thank every APWU member and all Postal Workers for the work you are doing during the COVID-19 crisis.  No matter what your craft, you are making a difference during these uncertain times. Clerk, Motor Vehicle Service, Maintenance, Carrier, Rural Carrier or Mail Handler, all are contributing to keep the citizens of the country informed and supplied with necessary medicines, pay checks and supplies that allow them to stay home.  There is no doubt many citizens of this country are contributing at different levels.  Doctors, nurses, emergency response workers, grocery clerks and others are showing great courage and unselfishness. While we hear of their efforts the employees of the USPS are often forgotten.  There is no doubt that you are contributing.   You are showing courage and unselfishness.

With more and more Postal Workers testing positive for COVID-19, you are continuing to step up.  Our brothers and sisters in the maintenance craft, and sometimes from other crafts, are cleaning our offices.  The importance of us working in a clean, sterile and safe workplace is more evident than ever.  This group is tasked with cleaning and disinfecting so we can work in safe environments.

Maintenance employees are keeping our machines running and our buildings operating.  Clerks are processing mail, MVS workers transport the mail and carriers are delivering so we can continue to serve our customers.  Our Sales and Service Associates are out front assisting our customers in a position that may be the most COVID-19 exposed job in the Postal Service.

What a different time we are living in today. Please take care of each other.  Consider exchanging phone numbers and committing to report any COVID-19 symptoms to each other and management.  If you have symptoms, don’t wait for management, USPS nurses or doctors.  Take care of yourself, your family and friends. Stay Home, Save Lives. We will continue to keep you informed.  Let us know if one of your coworkers is going above and beyond.

We are proud to call you our brothers and sisters.  We are honored to represent you.  We are humbled by your service.  Stay safe!

New Contract Announced!

From APWU.org

The big news is in – 200,000 postal workers represented by the APWU have a new union contract!

Neutral Arbitrator and Interest Arbitration Panel Chair Stephen Goldberg issued his binding decision on the terms of the new union contract between the American Postal Workers Union and the United States Postal Service.

Our National headquarters will hold two APWU Town Halls on Tuesday, March 17 at either 8 AM or 4 PM Pacific time (11 AM and 7 PM EDT).  You are encouraged to register for the Town Hall at:

https://actionnetwork.org/forms/interest-arbitration-get-the-news-on-our-new-contract?source=lightbox&_ga=2.236863681.1322617752.1584049186-1722053378.1543953278

We realize there will be many questions about provisions of Arbitrator Goldberg’s decision.  Information will be released during the coming weeks about when we will receive our retroactive wage increases, Postal Support Employee (PSE) to career appointments, etc.