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Big win for postal workers who waged a three-year campaign against Staples/USPS partnership that included a boycott, rallies, legal battles, outreach to customers and a successful effort to block the Staples/Office Depot merger

After Years of Protest and Boycott by APWU and Allies – The Deal Between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples to Sell Postal Services Ends

American Postal Workers Union Calls Off Staples Boycott

01/05/2017 - The U.S. Postal Service announced in a letter to the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO that the deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples has ended. Staples will be removing all signage and will discontinue postal services at the national retailer’s roughly 500 U.S. locations that handle postal services by the first week of March 2017. In response, APWU is calling off the boycott of Staples effective immediately and will notify its many supporters and allies.

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Postal Workers to Protest as Staples Exec Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell

Company Tries Back-Door Privatization with Phony ‘Postal Counters’ in Struggling Staples Stores

03/15/2016 - NEW YORK CITY – Members of the American Postal Workers Union will protest at Times Square in midtown Manhattan on March 15, as an executive from the troubled office-supply chain Staples rings the opening bell for the NASDAQ stock market

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Staples and Office Depot, One Year Later

Postal Workers Take Opposition to Flawed Merger Plan Overseas and Across the Border

American Postal Workers Union Reaches Out To EU Allies as Companies Attempt to Save Stalled Effort to Create Office-Supply Monopoly

02/04/2016 - Exactly one year after Staples and Office Depot announced a merger plan that would create a dominant office-supply store monopoly in the United States and other markets, the American Postal Workers Union said today that it is expanding its opposition to the plan to other nations.

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American Postal Workers Union Condemns DNC Attack on the Bernie Sanders Campaign

12/18/2015 - The APWU joins with all fair-minded individuals and organizations in condemning the Democratic National Committee (DNC) attack on the Bernie Sanders campaign for U.S. president.  At a crucial time in the primary process, the Sanders campaign is arbitrarily being denied access to the DNC voter data base from all 50 states. This includes crucial voter information files that belong to the Sanders campaign.

We encourage all people who believe in democracy, no matter their affiliation or candidate of choice, to voice their outrage, sign petitions and demand that the Bernie Sanders campaign have access to the DNC voter files fully restored.

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Statement by APWU President on the Delivery of 150,000+ Signatures in Support of Postal Banking

12/17/2015 - There’s a movement growing across the country for the kind of low-cost financial services that the U.S. Postal Service is uniquely qualified to deliver.

The Postal Service has the legal authority, right now, to offer payroll check-cashing, access to no-fee ATMs, and electronic money transfers – and consumers want those services.