Rally to support fired USPS worker in Medford Oregon
On September 24, around 20 folks rallied in front of the Medford Post Office to support USPS employee who while serving overseas in the military, was fired from his job at the post office.
On July 9th United States Postal Service management removed an active duty service member from the USPS. This employee was hired by the USPS 10 years ago and has been on active duty for around 8 years. Management is saying that he exceeded his USERRA rights by being in a leave without pay status for in excess of 5 years. This man is a patriot and is serving his country. It is no harm for the USPS to keep this man on the rolls. The only benefit we ask of him staying on the rolls, is when his service to his country is finished, he has a job waiting for him at the USPS. He has sacrificed his time that he could have been putting in at another career and he deserves to stay on the rolls so he can come back to his position.
Broden Pelkey from the Eugene Local explains why folks are rallying to support their fired USPS worker.
Participants included Southern Oregon Jobs with Justice, 15 Now Oregon, local unions and community groups.