APWU: PMG Expands Staples Dirty Deal

10/10/2014 – As the one-year anniversary of the Postal Service’s no-bid deal with Staples approaches, the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ movement is continuing to grow. The USPS and Staples are upping the ante as well: On Oct. 7 management notified the APWU that it plans to expand the program to all 1,500 Staples stores in the […]

Postal clerks protest extending services to Staples stores

Post office clerks rallied outside a Staples office supply store in Center City Tuesday. They were complaining that the U.S. Postal Service’s plans to install in-store postal counters where lower-wage Staples employees sell stamps and accept packages hurts postal jobs and jeopardizes the safety of the mail. The post office “is not for sale,” protesters […]

APWU: Hundreds of Postal Workers, Supporters to Protest on Steps of City Hall and at Adjacent Staples in Downtown Boston Wednesday

For Immediate Release 08/25/2014 – Postal Workers and supporters will protest a sweetheart deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Framingham-based retailer Staples at a rally in downtown Boston on Wednesday, August 27. Who: Postal workers and supporters What: Protest against outsourcing of postal services to Staples When: Wednesday, August 27, at 5 p.m. Where: Steps […]

APWU to Teachers, Parents: Don’t Buy School Supplies at Staples

08/12/2014 – As the back-to-school season moves into high gear, the APWU is ramping up its ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign, with online ads directed at educators and parents. The ads ask them to buy school supplies elsewhere. The APWU has also developed a flyer for distribution to teachers that asks them to honor the boycott. […]

Thousands to Protest Staples in Chicago Loop Against Shift by USPS of Postal Services

Postal Workers Turn up the Heat on Staples Thousands to Protest in Chicago Loop Against Shift by USPS of Postal Services to Retailer AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Chicago Teachers Union Leaders and Other Supporters Will Join Postal Workers to Send Message: The U.S Mail is Not for Sale July 21, 2014 – Thousands of members […]

USPS Documents Show Hours Reduced at Post Offices Near Staples Stores

Postal Service Cuts Hours at 21 San Francisco, Calif.  Post Offices USPS Documents Show Hours Reduced at Post Offices Near Staples Stores; Public Postal Counters Are Shrinking, Not Growing, After Secretive Deal with Retail Giant May 29, 2014 – SAN FRANCISCO [CALIF] – In the wake of a secretive, sweetheart deal to outsource postal operations […]

AFL-CIO Endorses Staples Boycott

May 30, 2014 – The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign got a significant boost on May 30, when the AFL-CIO notified the APWU [PDF] it would support the boycott of the office-supply chain. The labor federation is comprised of 56 unions representing 12.5 million members. “Our brothers and sisters in the labor movement are key allies in […]