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Union Opposes Staples Takeover of Office Depot

“The [merger of Staples and Office Depot] is strongly opposed by members of the American Postal Workers Union, who say it would lead to higher prices for consumers and layoffs for employees,” CNN Money reported. “The union called on the FTC and the Justice Department to block the merger,” it said.

“The American Postal Workers Union says it ‘will vigorously oppose’ the ‘monopolistic and unlawful’ Staples-Office Depot merger before the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission,” Philly.com wrote.

NH Labor News reported, “We call on Congress to weigh in with the FTC and the Department of Justice to stop it. “A Staples takeover of Office Depot would lead to higher prices for consumers and store closings that would affect employees and customers alike,” Dimondstein said. “There are new grounds to block this combination as well,” he added.