In stinging rebuke, NLRB rules USPS-Staples deal violated Federal law

Dimondstein calls upon the USPS to “Do the right thing! End the Staples deal now.” 11/17/2016 – On November 8, 2016, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Administrative Law Judge Paul Bogas ruled to uphold all of the charges leveled at the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) Staples Approved Shipper program. The APWU initially filed the […]

APWU: NLRB Calls Interference on Staples

11/04/2015 – The APWU won an important legal victory on Nov. 4 when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled unanimously that Staples cannot intervene in hearings on charges that the USPS illegally subcontracted work to the office-supply chain. “The ruling is very significant,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. If Staples had been allowed to […]

APWU: USPS, Staples Produce a Mound of Documents

After months of refusing to provide documents subpoenaed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the APWU, the USPS and Staples produced a mound of paperwork on Oct. 20, less than two weeks before a hearing scheduled for Nov. 2. Rather than address the core of the complaint – that the Postal Service illegally […]

USPS Tells Customers: Get Postal Discounts at Staples

Union Says ‘Return-to-Sender’ 12/19/2014 – Postal management has launched a new offensive – one that clearly reveals the sinister goals of its no-bid deal with Staples. The Postal Service has sent a mass mailing to “postal customers” advertising 20 percent discounts on USPS shipping services. But the coupon glued inside isn’t for use at your […]

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. […]

Philadelphia City Council Adopts ‘Stop Staples’ Resolution

The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously on Dec. 11 to adopt a resolution to support the APWU’s efforts “to protect living-wage jobs and its insistence on the highest possible standards of customer services, opposes efforts to privatize postal operations, and calls upon Philadelphians to consider this issue when deciding whether to patronize Staples.” The council […]

NLRB Charges Postal Service with Illegal Surveillance of Staples Protests

12/12/2014 –  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has charged the USPS with illegally spying on postal employees while they protested outside a Staples store in Atlanta on March 4 and 9, 2014. “Respondent has been interfering with, restraining, and coercing employees in the exercise of the rights guaranteed” in Section 7 of the National […]

APWU files lawsuit against PRC for all records on USPS-Staples deal

According to APWU:  Shortly after the program got underway in October 2013, the APWU requested detailed information about the terms of the arrangement as well as correspondence between the USPS and Staples. APWU objects to the Staples deal because it privatizes the retail operations of the public Postal Service; transfers living-wage, union jobs to high-turnover, […]

Michigan Democratic Party Endorses Staples Boycott

Urges Candidates to Avoid the Office-Supply Store 09/25/2014 – The Michigan Democratic Party voted to support the Staples boycott at a special meeting of the Executive Committee on Sept. 23 and urged all candidates for public office to avoid patronizing the office-supply chain. The resolution declares that the Democratic Party supports good jobs and public employees. Postal counters in […]