USPS workers picket against consolidation in Medford, Oregon

Steve HutkinsBlog, News

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local USPS workers were rallying Saturday about a possible change that they say would have a huge impact on mail service in Southern Oregon.

The USPS is reviewing its Medford and Eugene processing centers this month.

The USPS said it’s conducting a feasibility study in an effort to modernize the postal processing system, which could determine whether or not to cease operations in the cities.

“We are facing a critical challenge in the Rogue Valley right now as we face the potential consolidation of our mail processing operations. We are out here today to provide information to the public in the hope that they will join us in the stand against this consolidation,” said Jeremy Schilling, President of the American Postal Workers Union Local 342.

Jeremy Schilling said they were told about the possible changes last week. He said the change would send all outgoing mail from Medford to Portland for processing, eliminating many local jobs, and causing mail delays of up to one to three days.

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