APWU: The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over! “I salute and commend every member and supporter who made this victory possible,” said APWU President Mark […]

NLRB Orders USPS to Release More Info on Staples Deal

APWU: ‘Ruling Will Lift the Veil of Secrecy’ 06/23/2016 – In a major ruling in favor of the APWU issued on June 15, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ordered the Postal Service to immediately provide the APWU uncensored copies of documents about the pilot program that established postal counters inside Staples stores – information […]

APWU: NLRB Hearing on Staples Concludes

Web News Article #: 114-2014 05/25/2016 – After nearly a year of procedural wrangling, 10 days of testimony and more than 140 exhibits, the National Labor Relations Board hearing on charges that the Postal Service illegally subcontracted work to Staples ended on May 24. Region 5 of the NLRB issued a complaint against the Postal […]

APWU: USPS testimony addresses plans to outsource retail work to Staples

NLRB Hearing on Staples Testimony Addresses USPS Plans To Move Work from Public Post Offices to Staples 03/01/2016 – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing on the Postal Service’s deal with Staples continued on Feb. 25 and 26, with APWU Manager of Negotiations Support Phil Tabbita testifying about USPS documents that discuss management’s plans […]

APWU Takes Opposition to Flawed Staples, Office Depot Merger Plan Overseas

Staples and Office Depot, One Year Later: American Postal Workers Union Reaches Out To EU Allies as Companies Attempt to Save Stalled Effort to Create Office-Supply Monopoly 02/04/2016 – Exactly one year after Staples and Office Depot announced a merger plan that would create a dominant office-supply store monopoly in the United States and other […]

APWU: Secret Document Exposes USPS Privatization Planning

01/29/2016 – A document unearthed in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) reveals why the APWU is adamant that the Postal Service’s deal with Staples – and others like it – must be stopped. The March 26, 2012, document exposes the secret privatization recommendation a Postal Service consultant made to USPS management: Eliminate […]

APWU: Hearing on USPS-Staples Deal Dominated by Legal Wrangling

Proceedings to Resume Nov. 2 08/18/2015 – A hearing on charges that the Postal Service illegally subcontracted work to Staples was dominated by procedural wrangling on Aug. 17 and 18. The hearing before Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will resume on Nov. 2. Region 5 of the NLRB […]

Staples settle allegations of violating FMLA for $275,000 in South Carolina

May 28, 2015 – Staples, Inc. and Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. Settle Allegations that it violated the Family Medical Leave Act for $275,000 COLUMBIA, South Carolina —-  United States Attorney Bill Nettles announced today that the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, working alongside the United States Department of Labor, […]

Staples, Office Depot in advanced talks to merge

Framingham-based Staples and its competitor Office Depot are in advanced stages of a merger discussion, according to the Wall Street Journal. The potential deal’s structure and its repercussions weren’t immediately clear. Sources interviewed by the Journal said the merger wasn’t finalized and may not happen, but if the stores combined, it could bolster their position […]

PMG Donahoe: ‘Stop Staples’ Campaign is Taking a Toll

01/16/2015 – Outgoing Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe made headlines when he blamed postal unions and big mailers for the Postal Service’s problems in a recent farewell address, but he made a few other surprising comments as well. In a speech to the National Press Club on Jan. 6, Donahoe admitted that the union’s Stop Staples […]