Postal unions plan ‘Stop Staples’ protests April 24

stop-staples-275Staples 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 for more details and to sign a petition in support of the campaign.


  1. Timothy Frankland (APWU Local 7019) says:

    The Twin Cities Day of Action will take place on Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 4-6 PM at Staples Store #1885 (Har-Mar Mall), 2100 N Snelling, Rosville, MN, 55113. I hope to see everyone there!

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