Join Oregonians from around the state to Stand Up for Fairness at a US Bank near you on Friday, March 18 at 12 noon. Details below!
While middle class families are barely squeaking by, big corporations are boasting huge profits and bonuses. So why is US Bank pinching pennies from single parents and unemployed Oregonians?
US Bank contracts with the State of Oregon to handle the “Reliacard,” a Visa debit card where unemployment and child support payments are stored. But in addition to taking dollars from the state to administer the program payments, the bank is squeezing dollars from the cardholders as well, through a slew of unnecessary and outrageous fees.
Single parents and the unemployed can only access their benefits from an ATM twice a month before being charged extra fees, even though unemployment benefits are provided on a weekly basis. That means that users are hit with two extra fees a month, just for using their cards!
Cardholders are also charged a $17 fee if they overdraw their Reliacard account. And forget about checking balance statements at a non-US Bank ATM or speaking with a bank teller more than twice a month – US Bank charges fees for those, too.
While US Bank is nickel and diming jobless Oregonians and single parents, they paid out $4.4 billion in bonuses in 2010 and saw huge corporate earnings in 2011. Yet they prey on those in their worst financial difficulties.
Find out more at Fair Economy Oregon, and tell US Bank that Oregon won’t stand for these outrageous fees. Let them know that we demand a contract that protects Oregonians – not exploits them.
Join Stand Up for Fairness at a US Bank near you on Friday, March 18 at 12 noon.
Portland: US Bank Tower, 111 SW 5th (meet between 5th & 6th on SW Oak)
Salem: 3995 Devonshire Ave NE (Lancaster & Devonshire)
Bend: 1442 NE 3rd, Bend
Corvallis: 375 NW Monroe (between 3rd & 4th)
Eugene: 800 Willamette St
Hermiston: 245 SE 2nd
Hillsboro: 210 E Main
Lincoln City: 928 SW 5th & Hwy 101
Medford: E main & Central
Milton-Freewater: 610 E Broadway
North Bend: 1285 Virginia
Pendleton: 105 SW Court Ave
Roseburg: 2040 NW Stewarts Parkway
St Helens: 58791 Columbia River Highway
P.S. Busy on Friday? Sign the petition now, telling US Bank to bring down their fees.