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Stand with APWU: U.S. mail is not for sale!

Posted on February 12, 2014
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Last November, the United States Postal Service launched a pilot program called “Retail Partner Expansion Program” to place postal retail units in more than 80 Staples stores in California, Georgia, Massachussets and Pennsylvania.

This pilot program is a strong push for privatized postal services, staffed with workers unprotected by collective bargaining agreements. If this program rolls out to full expansion, the program could be repeated by the retailer’s 1,600 other locations, and other agreements with big retailers could be next.

It’s bad for consumers because consumers will pay the same price for worse service. And it’s really bad for workers because Staples is replacing good paying jobs with low wage jobs.

In response, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) has launched an online campaign that needs your support to protect the jobs and keep the Post Offices open.

How to get involved:

  • Send Staples a message by signing APWU’s petition: http://StopStaples.com
  • Follow APWU on Facebook and Twitter to show your support
  • Share the message on Facebook and Twitter (below, for example)
 

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