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    Video Highlights: 'Stop Staples' National Day of Action

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 091-14

    Thousands of APWU members, joined by labor and community activists, protested at Staples stores across the country on April 24, a 'Stop Staples' National Day of Action. Events were held in 56 locations in 27 states to protest the deal that established postal counters in Staples stores -- staffed by low-wage, high-turnover Staples employees rather than USPS workers.



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    USPS Reports $1 Billion Operating Profit in First Half of Fiscal Year

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 090-14

    Midway through the fiscal year, the USPS is reporting a $1 billion profit from operations, with $261 million of that amount from the second quarter.

    But you won’t read that in the mainstream media. Instead, you’ll hear – once again – that the Postal Service suffered losses of billions of dollars.



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    Look Who Dropped In!

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 089-14

    Danny Glover, the star of "Lethal Weapon" and "The Color Purple," stopped by the union office on May 9 for an informal conversation with APWU officers about the building of a Grand Alliance to save the U.S. Postal Service.

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    Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 088-14

    On Saturday, May 10, be sure to leave a contribution of non-perishable food at your mailbox for the 22nd Letter Carriers’ food drive.  Letter Carriers will collect donations as they deliver mail. The contributions will be delivered to food banks and pantries in your community.

     



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    Help Yourself Get the Remedy, Maintenance Officers Say

    Chris Smith
    By Chris Smith,
    Web News Article #: 087-14

    Maintenance Division officers have created a questionnaire [PDF] to help locals identify employees affected by a recent arbitration win.



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