Protesters Urge Obama to require corporations with federal contracts to disclose political spending

Protesters Urge Obama to Shine a Light on Dark Money  APWU President Mark Dimondstein addressed a rally in front of the White House on April 2, calling on President Obama to issue an Executive Order requiring corporations that do business with the government to disclose their political spending. Rally organizers presented petitions bearing 500,000 signatures […]

Protesters storm Staples store, demand an end to postal contract

12.14.14 Dozens of protesters picketed a local Staples office supply store today, marching through the store chanting “the U.S. mail is not for sale” and “postal Staples has got to go” to demonstrate their grievances. The store manager refused to accept a petition signed by 1,500 Portland residents concerned about privatization of their postal services. […]

APWU Delegates Take It to the Streets: ‘The U.S. Mail Is Not for Sale’

July 23, 2014 – Thousands of convention delegates and postal supporters, including leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union, protested the privatization of the USPS at a Staples store in the Chicago Loop on Tuesday. The delegates traveled by bus from the McCormick Convention Center, after a spirited speech by American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) […]

Postal union to protest mail service at Staples

A union representing postal workers will protest Tuesday afternoon at a local Staples over a pilot program in which employees at the office-supply retailer take packages and sell stamps. The American Postal Workers Union announced Friday it would be demonstrating at the Staples at 4801 McKnight Road, one of the 82 locations in four regions […]

Postal Protestors occupy private airport mail facility in Portland, OR; five arrested

From Communities and Postal Workers United: Five protestors, calling themselves “postal protectors”, were arrested today in an occupation of a private air cargo facility slated to handle and process US mail. “Postal mail handlers and mail processing clerks are losing their jobs to profiteering, private corporations,” declared Jamie Partridge, a retired letter carrier who joined […]