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APWU Web News Article 166-2014

Postal Workers, Teachers, Customers Take ‘Don’t Buy’ Campaign to Staples’ Home Turf

09/10/2014 - Opponents of a no-bid deal between Staples and the USPS are taking the fight to the Massachusetts-based company’s home turf.  In August, postal workers, teachers and customers staged rallies in and around Boston, and they’re planning to conduct continuing protests in the region. The APWU is also reaching out to workers and students at Harvard, whose president, Drew Faust, sits on Staples’ board of directors.

APWU Web News Article 162-2014

Connecticut Senators, APWU Denounce Consolidations

09/06/2014 - Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy condemned USPS plans to consolidate two Processing and Distribution Centers in the state at a press conference on Aug. 27 and urged Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to agree to a one-year moratorium on 82 plant consolidations that are scheduled to begin in January. The senators were joined at the press conference by about 50 APWU members who chanted, “The U.S. Mail is Not for Sale.”

APWU Web News Article 128-2014

Arbitrator Rules: Excessed Employees Must Meet Minimum Qualifications Before Reassignment

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.

APWU Web News Article 127-2014

Postmaster General Declares War on Service

APWU to Launch Vigorous Campaign Against Plant Closures, Consolidations

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

APWU Web News Article 115-2014

New Hampshire State Employees’ Association, National Nurses United Endorse ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ Campaign

06/12/2014 - As APWU members spread the word about the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign to other labor organizations and friends, the result of their hard work is paying off.

Two additional organizations have joined the movement against the privatization of USPS retail services since yesterday.

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