Postal News Roundup
Teachers, Postal Workers Weigh Staples Boycott
Public school teachers across the USA are threatening to boycott office-supply retailer Staples during back-to-school shopping season, saying the Massachusetts-based chain's plan to staff in-store U.S. Postal Service counters with its own store employees will replace "living-wage jobs" with lower-paying positions.
USPS to Shutter 82 More Processing Plants in 2015
APWU vowed to fight the closures, noting the Postal Service turned an operating profit last quarter. “We will make this fight a nationwide campaign and ask all Americans to stand up and fight back,” said Debby Szeredy, the unions executive vice president. “Get ready for the crusade. We cannot sit back and let the [postmaster general] destroy our Postal Service.”
Sen. Franken to Postal Service: Closing Mail Processing Centers Will Hurt Minnesota Communities
Today, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) pressed the U.S Postal Service to reconsider its plan to close four mail processing centers throughout Minnesota.