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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 107-2016

Voting Rights:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

05/18/2016 -  

In the midst of the hotly-contested 2016 election, voter suppression is an urgent concern.

At a panel discussion sponsored by the National Press Club on May 13, APWU President Mark Dimondstein championed voting by mail, which would give more Americans access to the ballot box.

APWU Web News Article 104-2016

Postal Service Earns $1.83 Billion in Operating Profits In First Half of Fiscal Year 2016

05/11/2016 - The Postal Service earned $1.83 billion in operating profits in the first half of Fiscal Year 2016, according to financial results released on May 10. This marks the fourth year in a row the USPS is in the black – excluding the mandate that requires the agency to pre-fund healthcare benefits for future retirees.

APWU Web News Article 105-2016

Don’t Forget: 24th Annual 'Stamp Out Hunger' Food Drive is May 14

05/11/2016 - The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is on Saturday, May 14. The food drive, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), is the world’s largest one-day food drive, taking place in more than 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.

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