On December 16th, 2014 community activist, union members, and political allies gathered in front of the Eugene Processing Plant to protest the planned 2014 closure of the facility. The closure of the Eugene plant would result in further delays of first class mail throughout the state and further degrade our service. A contingent of Portland members and officers joined in the protest to show Solidarity with our Union brothers and sisters in Eugene. We were also joined by a group known as the “Raging Grannies”. They are a group of community activist from Eugene and the surrounding area. One of the Grannies along with 6 other activist were arrested by the Postal Inspection Service for standing up and demanding that the Eugene Plant remain open.