Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that will replace full-service post offices with privately run post offices inside Staples stores. These knock-off post offices will not be staffed with Postal Service employees.
This back-room deal jeopardizes the mail service, local post offices and thousands of middle class jobs, postal workers say. That’s why the American Postal Workers Union is organizing “Stop Staples” events nationwide April 24.
Locally, activists will target one or more Staples stores in the Twin Cities. Monitor The Advocate’s website for details.
The APWU’s Stop Staples campaign has the backing of the National Association of Letter Carriers, as well as the mail handlers’ and rural letter carriers’ unions.
Visit www.stopstaples.com for more details and to sign a petition in support of the campaign.