September General Membership and Executive Council Meetings

Meeting shall be held September 20, 2020 via the Zoom app. Executive council shall begin at 5:00 pm and General Membership meeting at 6:30 pm

Topic: General Membership Meeting & Executive Council Meeting
Time: Sep 20, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 923 7389 9324
Passcode: (Call Union Office for Password)
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Meeting ID: 923 7389 9324

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acOV13h36q

September Executive Board Meeting

Meeting shall be held at 1:00 pm, September 16th, 2020 via the Zoom app. Call office for password.

Topic: E-Board
Time: Sep 16, 2020 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 872 431 3760
Passcode: (Call Union Office for Passcode)
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+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
Meeting ID: 872 431 3760

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aceE53zfAJ

Contact Info for Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF)

Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF)

P.O. Box 41220

Fredericksburg, VA 22404-1220202-408-1869

perf10268@aol.com
http://www.postalrelief.com/application.html

If you have been effected by the fires, this organization may be of help to you.

If you have not been impacted by the fires, please consider making a donation to help our sisters and brothers.

Stay Safe

Our original intent was to post the latest information regarding our upcoming membership meetings.  After having had four recent reports of positive Covid-19 tests in offices that our local represents and speaking with a member who has been quarantined, that information can wait.  We had  very  few cases of positive Covid-19 tests in the Portland District up until recently.  We believe we are now in excess of 20 cases.

We spoke with one of our members who is now in quarantine. Through no fault of their own this member is now at home, awaiting a test to see if they contracted the virus. It is our understanding that the employee who tested positive was not interested in wearing a mask while at work and did not follow the instructions of our employer. The instruction is, masks must be worn when at work.  No matter your position on the virus or masks, we ask that you put yourselves in the shoes of your co-workers.  Put yourself in the shoes of a co-worker who may be at risk and finds out that another co-worker has tested positive. Consider how you would feel if you became exposed by a co-worker who came to work sick and/or chose not to wear a mask. Please, if you are sick, STAY HOME!  Wear a mask, maintain social distancing and wash your hands frequently.  Your Union has been able to negotiate several agreements that can help with employees taking leave during the current pandemic in which we currently live.  We must continue to look out for our sisters and brothers.

September Membership meeting shall be held via Zoom.  Details will be posted here soon.

Save The Postal Service Day of Action

Save The Postal Service Day of Action
There has been an outpouring of support for the beloved Postal Service and for postal workers, who Process and sort Mail and deliver lifesaving medications, pandemic necessities, and preparing to process/deliver millions of ballots this election. Thousands of people across the United States have committed to joining in the event this weekend.
You can join our rally Saturday, August 22nd from 11-1pm at the Midway Post Office 400 SE 103rd Avenue Portland 97216 to save the post office.  Our retiree chapter, Portland Oregon Rose City Retiree Chapter, Portland Oregon Area Local APWU,  will be joining MoveOn.org for this national event.  Others who may be joining this event? Communities and Postal Workers United.
All event participants will be expected to wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and follow all local safety guidelines.  This is a rally, not a protest. We are Supporting the Service to our neighborhoods and communities. Please bring signs that relate to the message of this event.
Hope to see you there,
Patty Olson
Interim President
Portland Oregon Rose City Retiree Chapter

Local Meetings

The the local regular meetings shall be conducted via Zoom in the month of September.

The Executive Board meeting will be September 16th at 1:00 pm, Executive Council and General Membership meetings will be held on September 20.  These meeting shall begin with 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!