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    Harvard Isn't Talking; Staples Isn't Telling the Truth

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 190-2014

    Harvard refused to comment about an APWU ad urging the university’s president to end the Staples-USPS deal or resign from the company’s Board of Directors. Staples, on the other hand, persists in the fiction that the program has been discontinued.



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    Retiree COLAs Set at 1.7%

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 190-2014

    The Social Security Administration has announced a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of 1.7 percent for the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS). The increase will be reflected in January 2015 annuity payments.



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    APWU to Harvard President: Stop Staples Deal or Quit Board

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 189-2014

    The APWU has placed a full-page ad in The Harvard Crimson calling on Harvard University President Drew Faust “to do the right thing or resign.” The right course of action, the ad says, is for Dr. Faust, who sits on the Staples Board of Directors, to use her influence to end the no-bid deal between the office-supply chain and the United States Postal Service.



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    It’s Going to Take a Lot Longer for Mail to Get From Point A to Point B

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 188-2014

    The Postal Service intends to lower service standards again on Jan. 5, MSNBC broadcaster Ed Schultz told his audience on Oct. 20, and that means “it’s going to take a lot longer for your mail to get from Point A to Point B. “Overnight mail could be a thing of the past,” he declared. “Eighty-two mail processing facilities across 37 states are scheduled to be ‘consolidated.’” Schultz dismissed claims that the USPS is losing billions of dollars. “The reality is the so-called crisis is a manufactured one.”



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    Postal Workers Union: Harvard President Should Stop Deal that Outsources Postal Services to Staples or Resign from Staples Board

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    10/22/2014
    For Immediate Release

    The Harvard Crimson today features a full-page advertisement calling on Harvard President Drew Faust “to do the right thing or resign.” The right course of action, the American Postal Workers Union says, is to use her influence to end a no-bid deal between the office-supply chain and the United States Postal Service. The deal outsources postal services to Staples.  In addition to her role as Harvard’s top administrator, Faust serves on the board of Staples, where she earns $300,000 per year.



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