Web News Article #: 070-2015
04/01/2015 – Stop Staples gained an endorsement from supporters with a lot of clout.
The American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA) may be small in numbers, but it is big in influence. The school administrators they represent select where they purchase school supplies – and from now on it will not be Staples. The union is spreading the word to family, friends and colleagues, asking them to not shop at the office supply chain.
In a March 19 letter to Staples CEO Ron Sargent, AFSA President Diann Woodard wrote:
“Educators know all too well what privatization means to the public and to public employees: Less service, higher costs, lower wages, and the elimination of good, stable jobs,” Woodard said. “It’s true for those who lead schools, and it’s true for postal workers.”