IMMEDIATE LEGISLATIVE REPORT
The House of Representatives is returning from August recess to vote on a bill that would provide $25 billion in financial relief to the Postal Service.
This funding is urgently needed to deter service cuts and to ensure that letter carriers have every tool needed to meet the needs of the public in delivering, mail, essentials and in preparation for November. With the vote set for this weekend, we need letter carriers to contact their House Representative.
Tell your House Representative to Vote “Yes” to H.R. 8015 to provide relief to the Postal Service.
Call 844-477-7651 to be connected to your House Representative.
This bill prohibits the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from making changes to operations or levels of service from those that were in effect on January 1, 2020. Specifically, the USPS may not, during the period beginning on enactment of this bill and ending on the last day of the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) public health emergency or January 1, 2021, whichever is later, implement or approve any change to the operations or the level of service that would impede prompt, reliable, and efficient services, including
- changes in the nature of services that will generally affect service on a nationwide basis;
- revisions of service standards;
- closures or consolidations of post offices or reduction of facility hours;
- prohibitions on payment of overtime pay to USPS officers or employees;
- changes that would prevent the USPS from meeting its service standards or that would reduce measurements of performance concerning those standards;
- changes that would have the effect of delaying mail, allowing non-delivery to a delivery route, or increasing the volume of undelivered mail.
Corona Virus Resources
Have you or a loved one been directly affected or exposed to covid-19? Here are some resources to help you out.
First thing's first, here's a copy of the PS 3971. If you miss work for any reason, you have to fill one of these out.
Here are a few statements that have been approved by the USPS management. The first is memorandum 1924, which extends our additional leave benefits through September 25th and the other is a mandatory stand-up talk from April 2nd that attempts to clarify the process behind taking covid-19 related leave.
These systems are still quite complicated, so don't hesitate to reach out to your union stewards to find out what your options are in the event of exposure. Try and follow all CDC guidelines and, if you're showing symptoms, don't hesitate to call out from work and get tested. Here is a list of some of our local testing sites.
Oregon Statewide Call
Sorry for the late notice, but there is a teleconference meeting for all union representatives!
To join by phone, call 408-418-9388 at 7:00 pm PST. The access code for the call is 129 946 9615
We are trying to encourage as many participants as possible to please spread the word!
Please reach out to any of your local leaders or email us here at firstname.lastname@example.org
A History of the post office
Here's a great National Geographic article detailing the history of the post office and our struggles through the years.
OREGON STATE ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT
A CALL TO ACTION TO HELP PROTECT US ALL IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES
Read how you can help keep the Postal Service thriving and stay informed on how COVID-19 is effecting all of us
OREGON STATE CONVENTION 5/1/2020 - CANCELLED
DON'T BELIEVE THE EUGENE INSTALLATION IS FOLLOWING THE CDC GUIDELINES?
Here is the link to make a report. This would include not providing basic PPE equipment such as hand sanitizer, masks, gloves, etc.
INJURED ON THE JOB AND THEN DISCIPLINED?
The Eugene Post Office Installation has "not" implemented policy on disciplining carriers for the simple fact of being injured on the job. Carriers have been disciplined for slip, trip, and falls, even in the dark. They have been disciplined for getting carpal tunnel after working for the Postal Service for close to 20 years. The Union unfortunately cannot file this on your behalf (we certainly would if we could)