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APWU Web News Article 139-2016

OIG Approved Shipper Report

07/07/2016 - The Office of Inspector General of the USPS has recently issued an Audit Report entitled “Approved Shippers, Pricing and Customer Service.” This audit was requested by the APWU due to the union’s concerns over the Staples Approved Shipper program relating to security of the mail and protection of postal revenues.

APWU Web News Article 130-2016

APWU: ‘Ruling Will Lift the Veil of Secrecy’

NLRB Orders USPS to Release More Info on Staples Deal

06/24/2016 - 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 the APWU first requested in 2013.

APWU News Bulletin

Ron Sargent Out as Staples CEO

Departure ‘An Opportunity,’ APWU Says

06/03/2016 - The APWU welcomed the news that Ron Sargent will step down as Staples’ CEO at the company’s annual meeting on June 14.  

The decision follows Staples’ failed attempt to merge with Office Depot, a strategy Sargent championed. “The company was weakened by the failure and it ended Sargent’s tenure,” President Mark Dimondstein said.

NSB 08-2016 (1.32 MB)
APWU Web News Article 110-2016

More Headaches for Staples

Dimondstein Testifies as Hearing Resumes

05/18/2016 -

Protesting in front of Staples headquarters

The National Labor Relations Board hearing on the APWU’s challenge to the dirty deal between Staples and the U.S. Postal Service resumed in Washington, DC, on May 18, with union President Mark Dimondstein testifying.

Coincidentally, Staples’ poor financial results for the first quarter of 2016 were announced on Wednesday as well. Same-store sales declined 3 percent and foot traffic and the average order size were both down 2 percent.

Just to make sure Staples executives know that the APWU is intent on blocking their attempt to take over postal retail operations, activists greeted them with a spirited protest when they arrived for work at the company’s headquarters near Boston in the morning.

APWU Web News Article 069-2016

United Students Against Sweatshops Joins Staples Fight

Students organized coordinated actions in nine cities to send a message to the office-supply chain: The U.S. Mail is NOT for Sale.

03/28/2016 -

USAS members at their action in Boston.

On the heels of their endorsement of the Stop Staples campaign in February, members of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) held a day of action at Staples locations on March 24 to show their support for the public Postal Service and against threats to privatize it.