05/25/2016 - After nearly a year of procedural wrangling, 10 days of testimony and more than 140 exhibits, the National Labor Relations Board hearing on charges that the Postal Service illegally subcontracted work to Staples ended on May 24.
Would service like that continue if retail is privatized?
Thanks to vigilant clerks, two elderly customers were saved from mail-fraud scams in recent weeks.
Statement by Mark Dimondstein President, American Postal Workers Union on Staples Announcement on ‘Pilot Program’ Performing USPS Work
“This attempt at trickery shows that the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ movement is having an effect.”
07/14/2014 - A Staples announcement on July 14 indicating that the company is terminating its no-bid deal with the U.S. Postal Service and replacing it with an “approved shipper” program is a ruse. Staples and the USPS are changing the name of the program, without addressing the fundamental concerns of postal workers and postal customers.
07/14/2014 - The International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), representing more than 300,000 full-time professional firefighters and paramedics in every state of the U.S. and Canada with more than 3,100 affiliates, has joined the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ movement.
‘Don’t Buy Staples’ Campaign Marches On!
07/09/2014 - “A Postal Service letter to the APWU dated July 7 indicating that it is terminating the no-bid deal with Staples and replacing it with an ‘approved shipper’ program is a ruse,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The USPS is changing the name of the program, without addressing the fundamental concerns of postal workers and postal customers. If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.
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07/09/2014 - With momentum building for the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign, the APWU wants to make sure Staples CEO Ronald Sargent gets the message.
The union is asking supporters to sign a postcard addressed to Staples CEO Ronald L. Sargent, telling him that until his stores staff their postal counters with USPS employees, they will take their business elsewhere.
07/07/2014 - The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign got another big boost on July 2, when the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) endorsed the boycott.
“We are asking our members, friends, family members and colleagues to take their business elsewhere,” AFSCME President Lee Saunders and Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes wrote to Staples CEO Ronald L. Sargent. AFSCME represents 1.6 million active and retired public-sector workers.
AFT Massachusetts Votes to Boycott Framingham-Based Staples Over Deal Between Retailer and USPS That Privatizes Work of Local Post Offices
Teachers Union in Support of Postal Workers Urges Educators and School Staff Not to Purchase School Supplies From Staples – State Teachers Unions Urging a National Boycott Vote at the Biennial AFT Convention in Los Angeles This Week
07/07/2014 - BOSTON – AFT Massachusetts, which represents teachers, school workers, public librarians and college faculty across Massachusetts, announced today that it was joining a growing boy
07/01/2014 - As APWU members spread the word about the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign to other labor organizations and friends, the result of our hard work is paying off.
On May 30, the AFL-CIO announced support for the boycott of the office-supply chain. The labor federation is comprised of 56 unions representing 12.5 million members.
06/30/2014 - The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ movement got a big boost this month when the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) voted to endorse the boycott. In a letter to Staples CEO Ronald L. Sargent and Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe SEIU International President Mary Kay Henry wrote, “On behalf of the Service Employees International’s 2 million members, I am writing to express SEIU’s strong opposition to the United States Postal Service’s decision to operate postal counters in Staples stores, and to inform you that SEIU is boycotting all Staples stores."