Letter carrier walks the (300-mile) walk to fight hunger

On Aug. 2 Gary Fitch, a retired letter carrier from St. Paul, will begin a long walk that he hopes will be a big step toward ending hunger in Minnesota. Fitch, 62, will walk from International Falls to the State Fairgrounds in Falcon Heights, arriving on Labor Day. The 300-mile journey, dubbed the Minnesota Miracle, […]

Deal with Postal Service lands Staples on labor’s ‘Don’t Buy’ list

The boycott of Staples is official. The AFL-CIO last Friday approved the American Postal Workers Union’s request to add the office-supply retailer to the national federation’s list of endorsed boycotts. The APWU and other postal unions launched the “Stop Staples” campaign earlier this year, after the U.S. Postal Service announced plans to expand a pilot […]

Help Letter Carriers ‘stamp out hunger’ May 10

No matter where you live, you can help members of the National Association of Letter Carriers “stamp out hunger” during the union’s 22nd annual food drive May 10. It’s easy to contribute to the nation’s largest one-day food drive. Just leave a bag – or two! – of non-perishable food at your mailbox May 10. […]

Postal unions plan ‘Stop Staples’ protests April 24

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. […]

Gov. Dayton rallies support for preserving Saturday mail delivery

The fight is on to save Saturday mail delivery. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton joined more than 100 demonstrators outside the main post office in Minneapolis yesterday, leading the call for federal lawmakers to strengthen – not dismantle – the U.S. Postal Service. “I’ve never heard of anyone whose business is in trouble deciding the way […]