(October 29, 2014) The Postal Service announced back in July that it was ending its pilot program to put mini-post offices in Staples stores. The 82 postal counters it had set up last October would be transitioned to the Approved Shipper program, which has been around for years without causing much controversy. (The Postal Service explained the transition in this blog post.)
At the time, it seemed like the Postal Service was looking for a graceful way out of the pilot because of all the protests it had caused. But now the Postal Service is expanding its presence into all 1,500 Staples.
Earlier this month, the Postal Service sent a letter to the APWU informing the union that it would be moving into every Staples store in the country as part of the Approved Shipper program.