Big win for postal workers who waged a three-year campaign against Staples/USPS partnership that included a boycott, rallies, legal battles, outreach to customers and a successful effort to block the Staples/Office Depot merger
American Postal Workers Union Calls Off Staples Boycott
01/05/2017 - The U.S. Postal Service announced in a letter to the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO that the deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples has ended. Staples will be removing all signage and will discontinue postal services at the national retailer’s roughly 500 U.S. locations that handle postal services by the first week of March 2017. In response, APWU is calling off the boycott of Staples effective immediately and will notify its many supporters and allies.
10/26/2016 - The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) announced today that Emily Harris, an experienced writer and award-winning multi-media producer, will serve as the union’s new communications director.
05/10/2016 - "U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan made the right call today, upholding the Federal Trade Commission's decision to block a deeply flawed merger between Staples and Office Depot," APWU President Mark Dimondstein said of the decision to block the merger of two office-supply giants.
04/15/2016 - The PRC ruling that required the Postal Service to lower postage rates is bad for postal patrons – and for the Postal Service. We want our customers to enjoy the lowest postage rates possible, but postage can’t be so low that it undermines service and undermines the institution.
Company Tries Back-Door Privatization with Phony ‘Postal Counters’ in Struggling Staples Stores
03/15/2016 - NEW YORK CITY – Members of the American Postal Workers Union will protest at Times Square in midtown Manhattan on March 15, as an executive from the troubled office-supply chain Staples rings the opening bell for the NASDAQ stock market
American Postal Workers Union Reaches Out To EU Allies as Companies Attempt to Save Stalled Effort to Create Office-Supply Monopoly
02/04/2016 - Exactly one year after Staples and Office Depot announced a merger plan that would create a dominant office-supply store monopoly in the United States and other markets, the American Postal Workers Union said today that it is expanding its opposition to the plan to other nations.
12/18/2015 - The APWU joins with all fair-minded individuals and organizations in condemning the Democratic National Committee (DNC) attack on the Bernie Sanders campaign for U.S. president. At a crucial time in the primary process, the Sanders campaign is arbitrarily being denied access to the DNC voter data base from all 50 states. This includes crucial voter information files that belong to the Sanders campaign.
We encourage all people who believe in democracy, no matter their affiliation or candidate of choice, to voice their outrage, sign petitions and demand that the Bernie Sanders campaign have access to the DNC voter files fully restored.