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PenFed employees protesting relocation of jobs to Texas

A PenFed spokesperson said about 100 Eugene employees are impacted by the relocation.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 3:53 PM
Updated: Aug 22, 2019 6:37 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A handful of workers at Pentagon Federal Credit Union in Eugene gathered on Thursday to protest the company's decision to move some jobs to Texas.

The protesters waved signs outside their Eugene office and chanted slogans. 

Organizers said they also gave company leaders a petition that had close to a hundred signatures from local employees.

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A PenFed spokesperson said about 100 Eugene employees are impacted by the relocation. They said the change will help them serve members and improve collaboration.

But many employees are upset at the change, which they said feels like a layoff.

PenFed said nearly half of the impacted employees have chosen to remain with PenFed through relocating to San Antonio or accepting available Eugene-based positions. 

They said the Eugene office will still have up to 400 employees.

The company first announced the decision in July and said it will take months to carry out.

Among the protesters were employees, members of the local Industrial Workers of the World and others. The local IWW members said they are worried about the loss of jobs.

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