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Staples Controversy:

Youngstown Local Hits the Road

Web News Article #: 
013-2014

01/24/2014 - On a recent winter morning, members of the Youngstown Ohio Area Local visited a Staples outlet in New Castle, PA to protest the office supply company's efforts to open postal retail units staffed by non-USPS employees.

The Staples in New Castle is one of the 80+ pilot locations where the company has already opened postal counters. The Youngstown delegation delivered a letter expressing their members' displeasure with the arrangement to the store's manager, who received it and promised to forward it to higher management.

"We also informed the store manager that we were closing our account and ending any further business with Staples, immediately," the local reported.

Members of the Youngstown team included President Dominic Corso, Vice President Ron Conrad, Treasurer Ellis Williams, Maintenance Director Rob Smith, and Legislative Director/Editor Frank Antinone. More than a dozen of the 80+ pilot sites are located in Pennsylvania. The others are located near San

More than a dozen of the 80+ pilot sites are located in Pennsylvania. The others are located near San Francisco or in or around Atlanta and central Massachusetts. If successful, the program could be expanded to all of Staples 1,600 stores nationwide.