An election to fill the vacant Clerk Craft Director position will be held at the September 15, 2019 General Membership Meeting. The General Membership Meeting begins at 6:30 pm.  This change was decided by a majority of the Local Executive Board to avoid any issues with notification of the membership.

This is in accordance with The Portland Oregon Area Local Constitution and Bylaws Article 10, Section 9. “Vacancies of Craft officers shall be filled by nomination and vote of Craft members present at a special election meeting.” Any member in good standing of the Clerk Craft is eligible to be nominated, run and vote for the position of Clerk Craft Director at the September 15, 2019 General Membership Meeting held at 2360 SE Morrison Portland OR 97214.   

Clerk Craft Director Resigns

Clerk Craft Director Kevin Fraser resigned effective June 21, 2019.  Kevin has transferred to the Redmond WA Post Office to be close to family.  We fully support Kevin’s decision. We will miss him greatly.  Kevin has been a friend and an active member of our local for several years.

Kevin’s letter of resignation:

To the Membership, Stewards and Executive Board at the Portland Oregon Area Local,

It is with mixed emotions that I am tendering my resignation as the Clerk craft Director for Portland Oregon Area Local, effective June 21, 2019. I have accepted a transfer to the Redmond WA Post Office in order to be close to family, particularly my grandchildren.

The emotions are mixed, because this involves leaving my Union family. From the time I transferred here from Florida in November 2006, I have felt welcome as a member, and appreciated as a Steward and Officer of the Local. I thank you all for putting your faith and trust in me to hold a leadership role in this Local. I has been an honor to fight for your rights, to be your friend, your confidant, and yes, your family.

I’d like to think that I’m leaving the Local in a little better shape than when I got here. Those that know me know that I’m a digital hoarder. I will be provide copies of my thumb drive to all of the Clerk stewards in the Portland Bid cluster and extra copies will be available at the Hall if any of the AO stewards would like a copy.

I will make on final request of you. This Local needs you. Someone needs to track the bids. The local is always in need of additional stewards, alternate stewards, and active members. Members that will go to meetings and ask the questions instead of listening to the rumors. Members that will stand for their rights-their own and their coworkers’.

It’s been an honor and a privilege. You will be missed, bu you won’t be forgotten. Thank You.

Kevin Fraser


The Check Is In The Mail, Part II

All eligible Portland Installation clerk craft employees should have received a check for the SRT grievance.  If you were eligible, and have not received a check, contact the local office with your name and employee identification number and we will investigate.

We have had a few calls, mostly from retirees, thanking the Union for this unexpected money.  Our gratitude goes out to National Assistant Director A, Clerk Division, Lamont Brooks and Portland Local Clerk Craft Director Kevin Fraser for dealing with the grievances that resulted in this payment.