Southern Oregon Area Local #342

American Postal Workers Union Local #342

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The Southern Oregon Area Local Network

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Local #342 is located in the Rogue Valley and includes members in offices throughout Josephine and Jackson Counties. To have access to all areas of this website, you will need to create a user and an administrator will approve your membership within a few days. Enjoy!
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Officers of the Southern Oregon Area Local 2014-2016

General President:                       Jim Alexander

General Vice President:            Bob Vacca

Secretary:                           …


Posted by Webmaster on August 30, 2015 at 11:07pm

Upcoming Excessing At The Medford MPC

USPS Service Standard Changes

In the September - October 2014 issue of the APWU National News Letter, The American Postal Worker, Western Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez warned APWU members of the PMG's intent to go ahead with the Postal Service's plans to rationalize the network and streamline the workforce. Although many participated in informational pickets throughout the country in November, the Postal Service is still planning on following through with the plan.…


Posted by Webmaster on December 2, 2014 at 11:30am

MOU on Filling Residual Vacancies

Most APWU members should be aware of the recent March 20 agreement between the APWU and USPS which creates the procedure for filling residual vacancies in the Clerk, Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Crafts. Hopefully, this will result in the conversion of Postal Support Employees to career status and the conversion of Part-Time Flexible Clerks to full-time in the Southern Oregon Area Local.

On May 1st, the 21 day eReassign postings for PTF clerks in the Portland District should be available on the eReassign website. In Medford, 11 residual vacant duty assignments should be posted. 

Posted by Webmaster on May 2, 2014 at 3:18am

Medford Bid Cluster Vacancies - MOU May 1st Posting

In accordance with the March 20, 2014 MOU, the Southern Oregon Area Local were in contact with the District coordinator to determine the vacant duty assignments to be posted on May 1st. If you are a PTF in the Portland District and have not yet logged into the eReassign website to view the available vacancies, our Local has provided a brief description of the duty assignments according to the information provided to us by management:

Posted by Webmaster on May 2, 2014 at 3:00am

Staples Protest in Medford

Even with the Local APWU and NALC attending State Conferences and Conventions, Community activists and Postal Workers showed up in the National Day of Action to protest the Postal Service's attempt to privatize the retail operations into Staples stores.

With the help from others in our Rogue Valley community, we took to the street to educate the public.

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these Clerks from protesting the Postal Service’s sweetheart deal with Staples that is moving mail service into Staples stores. …


Posted by Webmaster on April 24, 2014 at 4:06pm

SOAL Election Results for 2014 Officers


Congratulations to Our New Officers!!!!

The Bi-Annual SOAL Election has concluded with a “White Paper” vote at our November General Membership Meeting.…


Posted by Webmaster on December 28, 2013 at 5:30pm



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