APWU Says Court 'Made the Right Call' in Staples/Office Depot Merger
05/10/2016 - The following statement is from Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union:
"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.
"Starting the day this bad deal was unveiled, our union has said it would be bad news for consumers, small businesses and the U.S. economy. If the merger had been allowed to go through, Staples would be the only office supply superstore chain left standing. That would have led to higher prices and fewer choices.
"The FTC and Judge Sullivan did the right thing by enforcing our anti-trust laws."