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    AFL-CIO Endorses Staples Boycott

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 107-14

    The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign got a significant boost on May 30, when the AFL-CIO notified the APWU [PDF] it would support the boycott of the office-supply chain. The labor federation is comprised of 56 unions representing 12.5 million members.

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    The Alliance Releases Annual Voting Record Rating Congress

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    On Thursday, the Alliance released its annual report detailing the voting record of every U.S. Representative and Senator on issues important to current and future retirees. The voting record looks at 10 key votes in both the Senate and the House and assigns a “Pro-Retiree” score for each member of Congress. Scores reflect a member’s level of support for retirees and older Americans.



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    Postal Workers to Protest at Staples Annual Meeting

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    May 30, 2014
    For Immediate Release

    PALO ALTO -- Members of the American Postal Workers Union will protest a no-bid, sweetheart deal with the United States Postal Service on Monday, June 2, immediately prior to annual meeting of Staples shareholders in Palo Alto, CA.



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    Postal Service Cuts Hours at 21 San Francisco Post Offices

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    May 29, 2014
    For Immediate Release

    SAN FRANCISCO – In the wake of a secretive, sweetheart deal to outsource postal operations to low-wage, high-turnover Staples stores, the U.S. Postal Service is reducing customer service hours at 21 of 39 U.S. Post Office stations in San Francisco. Cutbacks in hours are also planned in surrounding Bay Area communities.



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    How Do You Spell ‘Smart Kid?’

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 106-14

    Congratulations to USPS Ft. Myers P&DC Clerk Craft employee and APWU Member Dan Williamson and his wife Kara! Their son Jacob is one of 12 finalists in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The finals air May 29 at 8 p.m. on ESPN.



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