Blog: May 2014

Build the Backlash!

Postal Union Targets Staples Over Mail Services Program - The Boston Globe

“Doody, the Staples executive, said the company does not want to get in the middle of the fight between the post office and its union, but acknowledged the issue could become a problem if more unions backed the postal workers. He said the retailer will continue to evaluate the situation to determine whether the negative backlash is worth the benefits of the partnership.”

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Postal Union Targets Staples Over Mail Services Program - The Boston Globe

A priceless example of USPS double talk:

"The Postal Service said it is not trying to privatize the US mail with the Staples contract. Spokeswoman Reid said customer traffic to post offices is declining and it makes sense for the agency to be located within retail stores that have small-business customers. At the same time, she said the postal service is looking to close some post offices."

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Check out these articles in today's news:

The Privatization Scam: 5 Horror Stories of Government Outsourcing to Greedy Private Companies - AlterNet
For decades we’ve been subjected to constant propaganda that government is inefficient, bureaucratic and expensive. Here are 5 privatization horror stories, where government outsourcing has gone terribly wrong. 

Staples in Bears’ Grip as Amazon Rivalry Curbs Growth Options - Bloomberg Businessweek
Wall Street analysts are predicting Staples Inc.’s best days are behind it.

Editorial: Postal Prognosis - Providence Journal
Casual observers may be excused for regarding the U.S. Postal Service as a basket case. But if they looked closer, they’d see there’s life in the post office yet. And there are levers that can be pulled to restore some of its vigor.