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Postal Service Cuts Hours at 21 San Francisco Post Offices

USPS Documents Show Hours Reduced at Post Offices Near Staples Stores; Public Postal Counters Are Shrinking, Not Growing, After Secretive Deal with Retail Giant

05/29/2014 - SAN FRANCISCO – In the wake of a secretive, sweetheart deal to outsource postal operations to low-wage, high-turnover Staples stores, the U.S. Postal Service is reducing customer service hours at 21 of 39 U.S. Post Office stations in San Francisco. Cutbacks in hours are also planned in surrounding Bay Area communities.

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Stop Staples - In Depth

04/24/2014 - The U.S. Postal Service and Staples are working overtime to keep the details of their sweetheart deal a secret, but an April 1 hearing before the National Labor Relations Board – and documents the USPS was forced to turn over to the American Postal Workers Union – have revealed some very troubling facts. (See ‘Customers: Think Twice’ and ‘Is the Staples Deal Postal Privatization?’)

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Postal Workers to Protest Privatization At More than 50 Staples Stores in 27 States on April 24

Message to Staples: The U.S. Mail Is Not for Sale

04/23/2014 - WASHINGTON –Thousands of members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and community activists will engage in National Day of Action on Thursday, April 24, to protest the Postal Service’s sweetheart deal with Staples that is moving mail service into Staples stores. Events will be held at more than 50 Staples retail locations [PDF] across 27 states.

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Media Advisory for Saturday, April 5, Elmwood Park (near Chicago)

Hundreds of Chicago Postal Workers, Joined by Labor and Community Activists, Protest Outsourcing of U.S. Post Office Services to Staples

Message to Staples: Staff Postal Counters with Postal Employees

04/04/2014 - Members of the American Postal Workers Union from the Chicago area, joined by hundreds of labor and community activists, will protest on Saturday, April 5, in Elmwood Park, against a deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples to move mail services into Staples stores.

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Statement by American Postal Workers Union President (APWU) Mark Dimondstein on Staples’ Earnings Report and Decision to Close 225 Stores:

Further Proof That It’s a Bad Idea to Move U.S Post Offices into Staples Stores

03/06/2014 - Staples announced today that its sales are declining, its earnings are less than expectations, and it will close 225 stores in North America by the end of 2015.

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APWU President Dimondstein:

Do Not Believe the Type

11/15/2013 - “Headlines across the country are shouting that the USPS lost billions of dollars again this year, but that’s a fallacy,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein said after the USPS released financial information for fiscal year 2013.

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