11/10/2014 - U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA) stopped by the Philadelphia Local’s protest outside a Staples store on Nov. 6. Shown here with Local President Nick Casselli (left) and Recording Secretary Cindy Heyward.
Tell the Postmaster General, Board of Governors:
Postal Unions Call for National Day of Action Nov. 14
10/16/2014 - The four postal unions are calling for a National Day of Action on Nov. 14 to send a message to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors: Stop Delaying America’s Mail!
“The Postmaster General is poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they will forever damage the U.S. Postal Service,” the union presidents said.
PMG Expands Staples Dirty Deal
10/10/2014 - As the one-year anniversary of the Postal Service’s no-bid deal with Staples approaches, the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ movement is continuing to grow. The USPS and Staples are upping the ante as well: On Oct. 7 management notified the APWU that it plans to expand the program to all 1,500 Staples stores in the U.S.
“It’s no surprise that Staples and postal management are making a last-ditch effort to salvage this disastrous program,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein.
07/01/2014 - The APWU won an important arbitration award on June 24, when Arbitrator Stephen B. Goldberg ruled that the Postal Service must determine – prior to excessing employees across craft lines – that the employees meet the minimum qualifications for the new position.
Postmaster General Declares War on Service
06/30/2014 - The APWU today denounced plans by the Postal Service to resume the closure and consolidation of up to 82 mail processing plants beginning in January 2015.
“This is a direct assault on service to the people of the country, on postal workers and on the Postal Service’s own network,” said union President Mark Dimondstein. The closure of the plants will require the USPS to degrade service standards and delay mail.
“We need a Postmaster General who will champion the Postal Service. Instead, PMG Donahoe is on a rampage to destroy it,” he said
06/11/2014 - The Stop Staples movement is continuing to gain momentum, with several important organizations showing support for the cause.
05/07/2014 - APWU members joined a crowd of 200 that marched through Philadelphia on May 1, stopping at Staples, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, and Comcast to criticize their anti-labor, anti-community policies and to champion the cause of workers’ rights.
01/28/2014 - A delegation of APWU retirees visited the Staples store in Robinson Township PA to demand that the office supply chain cease operating postal retail units staffed by non-USPS employees.
01/24/2014 - The Postal Service announced in the Federal Register on Jan. 24 that it is postponing Phase 2 of its latest mail processing consolidation plan, which was slated to begin on Feb. 1.
01/23/2014 - Members of Pittsburgh Metro Area Local paid visits to the three largest Staples stores near Pittsburgh on Jan. 22 to protest the retail supply chain’s decision to open postal retail units staffed by non-USPS employees.