The Local Union was informed on Friday, December 27, 2019 that the service plans to abolish all Tour 1 Mail Processing Clerk positions assigned to the automation letter section. The service claims this will prevent an excessing outside the installation and/or craft. The Local Union was told that more information will be provided by December 31, 2019. This action will result in all the Portland Installation Tour 1 MPC jobs being re-posted. The senior clerk who will have their job abolished is the most senior MPC in the Portland installation. The Local Officers and Stewards are addressing this issue. Watch this site for more information.