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‘Don’t Buy Staples’ Movement Takes Off

07/01/2014 - As APWU members spread the word about the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign to other labor organizations and friends, the result of our hard work is paying off.

On May 30, the AFL-CIO announced support for the boycott of the office-supply chain. The labor federation is comprised of 56 unions representing 12.5 million members.

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APWU to Launch Vigorous Campaign Against Plant Closures, Consolidations

07/01/2014 - On June 30, the APWU denounced plans by the Postal Service to resume the closure and consolidation of up to 82 mail processing plants beginning in January 2015.

“This is a direct assault on service to the people of the country, on postal workers and on the Postal Service’s own network,” said union President Mark Dimondstein. The closure of the plants will require the USPS to degrade service standards and delay mail.

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APWU Members, Supporters Ramp Up Stop Staples Campaign

05/01/2014 - APWU members were exuberant after staging 56 Stop Staples protests in 27 states on April 24 – and momentum is building.

Carrying signs and chanting, “The U.S. Mail Is Not for Sale,” participants got the message across. The protests received extensive media coverage, including 1,196 television reports between April 22 and April 30, and widespread radio, online and print reports.

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Saturday, May 10:

APWU Supports NALC’s Annual Food Drive

04/29/2014 - APWU President Mark Dimondstein is urging APWU members to actively support the 22nd annual Letter Carriers Food Drive, which is set for May. 10.

NBAs to Address Questions On Residual Vacancies

APWU President Mark Dimondstein has assigned Clerk Craft National Business Agent Rachel Walthall to handle questions from Clerk Craft representatives per­taining to the implementation of the March 20 agreement between the APWU and USPS regarding filling residual vacancies.

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APWU, USPS Reach Agreement On Filling Residual Vacancies

Settlement Will Result in PSE, PTF Conversions

03/24/2014 - An important March 20 agreement between the APWU and USPS outlines a procedure for filling residual vacancies in the Clerk, Maintenance and Motor Vehicle Crafts, and will result in the conversion of Postal Support Employees to career status and the conversion of Part-Time Flexible Clerks to full-time, APWU President Mark Dimondstein has announced.

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Staples to Close 225 Stores

'Proves Postal Counters Are a Bad Idea’

03/10/2014 - The March 6 announcement by Staples CEO Ron Sargent that the office-supply chain will close 225 stores by the end of 2015, “Proves that it’s a bad idea to turn over public postal services to a private company that can close stores with no public input,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein;

ALSO: The USPS acknowledged in a Feb. 25 settlement that its obligation to create desirable new duty assignments from “all available work hours” includes hours worked by Postal Support Employees, Clerk Craft officers report.

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Delegations to Staples Stores to Protest Postal Retail Units

01/06/2014 - Local, state and retiree chapter presidents across the country are preparing to send delegations to Staples stores in their communities to protest the establishment of postal retail units staffed by low-wage, non-union, non-postal employees.

ALSO: The failure of United Parcel Service and FedEx to deliver holiday packages by Christmas demonstrates the importance of the Postal Service, said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.

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The Great Postal Giveaway

USPS Sends Jobs, Work to Staples

11/26/2013 - On Nov. 10, in a deal that has been in the works at least since March, the USPS announced it was launching a pilot program to put postal retail units in Staples stores across the country. Some sites opened quietly in October and others have opened in the last two weeks, including some where ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held.