Massive new USPS mail processing plant set to open soon in Portland, Oregon

By Bill McAllister – March 7, 2018 Sometime later this year, Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan is likely to head to Oregon for an unusual dedication. What she will be formally opening will be one of the largest mail-processing plants the United States Postal Service has created in an era of declining letter volume. The…

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USPS Selects Lockheed Martin to provide Enhanced Package Processing System

OWEGO, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin has been selected by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide next generation package processing systems. The Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, with a maximum potential value of $215 million, will provide up to 10 Enhanced Package Processing Systems (EPPS) which are capable of automatically…

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Group protests lack of help for the blind at downtown Portland post office

By Bob Heye – July 25, 2017 PORTLAND, Ore. — David Bouchard says his frustration with the Waterfront U.S. Post Office at the corner of Southwest 1st and Madison in downtown Portland started at the end of last summer. “I came here last August to try to send a package off. I got turned away….

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Medford residents complain about long passport lines at post office

By Damian Mann – April 21, 2017 Frustrated local residents say they have endured long lines and long waits to get a passport at the cramped downtown Medford post office. “With only one post office employee, who seems very stressed out, managing all the necessary paperwork for all the passport applicants, this is a perfect…

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Korte Co. building USPS distribution center in Oregon

The Korte Co. has begun work on a $92.5 million design-build distribution center project for the U.S. Postal Service in Portland, Ore. The 818,000-square-foot project includes a processing and distribution center with administration, maintenance and employee support areas. The distribution facility features areas specified for a Business Mail Entry Unit and Postal Inspection Services. The…

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WAPWU Members Put Stop Staples Protest on Convention Agenda

Web News Article #: 078-2016 04/08/2016 – Members of the Washington State APWU made a Stop Staples protest part of their convention agenda on April 7. The convention took place in Vancouver, WA, but the demonstration was held in front of a Portland, OR, store, which happened to be the nearest location. For over an…

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Video: Postal Workers Plan Protest to Keep Military Member’s Job

By Chenue Her – August 11, 2015 SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Eugene Area Local Postal Workers Union is planning a protest Thursday so one military member can keep his job when he’s no longer on active duty. The union president says this man, who they are keeping anonymous for safety reasons, was employed at the…

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Sen. Merkley organizes entire Oregon delegation to demand PMG meeting

At request of CPWU, Senator Merkley organizes entire Oregon delegation to demand PMG meeting about plant closures. via Jamie Partridge – Communities and Postal Workers United Related:  Oregon’s Congressional delegation asks to meet with PMG on plant consolidations – SaveThePostOffice.com

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