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    Postal Workers, Teachers Turn Up the Heat on Staples

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    08/18/2014
    For Immediate Release

    The ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ campaign will go to the Boston area – home of the troubled retailer – with two events on Wednesday, Aug. 20, the same day the company will release its second quarter results.



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    Postal Workers Launch Online Boycott Targeting Staples’ Back-to-School Sales

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    08/15/2014
    For Immediate Release

    The American Postal Workers Union has opened a new front in its campaign against a secretive, no-bid deal between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples that established knock-off post offices in 82 of the office- and school-supply stores. These “postal” counters are staffed by low-paid, poorly-trained Staples employees rather than uniformed, highly-trained USPS employees who have taken an oath to protect the sanctity and security of the U.S. Mail.

    The APWU has purchased web-based advertisements directed at parents, teachers and other online shoppers seeking school supplies. The advertisements encourage shoppers to take their business to retailers other than Staples. One-third of Staples’ revenue is derived from the sale of school supplies and half of its sales now originate online.



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    ‘Stop Postal Service Cuts and Plant Closures’

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 152-14

    Half of the U.S. Senate has called for a one-year moratorium on Postal Service plans to close mail processing plants and slow down mail delivery.

    An Aug. 14 letter signed by 50 senators said Congress should block a proposal by Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to close as many as 82 mail processing plants; slow mail service, and eliminate up to 15,000 jobs. The letter urged leaders of a key committee to include a one-year ban on the cuts as part of must-pass legislation to keep the government running into the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.



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    It’s Okay to Post

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 152-14

    Postal management may not prohibit or otherwise interfere with the display of the APWU’s Wanted poster on union bulletin boards, APWU attorneys report. The poster features a picture of Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe and accuses him of “crimes against the public Postal Service.” Displaying the poster is considered “protected union activity” under federal law.



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    Tri-State Conference 9-11 - 9-13

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,

    The Tri-State conference will be held in Morgantown WV at http://www.lakeviewresort.com/

     

    WV Delegates Need to be there by 6pm Thursday for WV Meeting 


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