APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Record – May 19, 2016 Edition

Via John P. Richards, President – Pittsburgh Area Retiree Chapter of the APWU: JUDGE DEALS STAPLES A KNOCKOUT BODY BLOW On Wednesday, May 11, Federal Circuit Court Judge Emmett Sullivan upheld the Federal Trade Commission decision to block the Staples/Office Depot proposed merger! Pending appeals by Staples, this ruling sets to rest once and for…

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APWU Says Court ‘Made the Right Call’ in Staples/Office Depot Merger

For Immediate Release 05/10/2016 – The following statement is from Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union: “U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan made the right call today, upholding the Federal Trade Commission’s decision to block a deeply flawed merger between Staples and Office Depot. “Starting the day this bad deal was unveiled,…

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APWU Takes Opposition to Flawed Merger Plan Overseas and Across the Border

Staples and Office Depot, One Year Later American Postal Workers Union Reaches Out To EU Allies as Companies Attempt to Save Stalled Effort to Create Office-Supply Monopoly For Immediate Release 02/04/2016 – Exactly one year after Staples and Office Depot announced a merger plan that would create a dominant office-supply store monopoly in the United…

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FTC rejects Staples’ revised $5.5 billion bid to buy Office Depot

By Phil Wahba – December 21, 2015 Staples’  revised $5.5 billion bid to buy rival Office Depot was rejected by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the company said on Monday, thwarting again its attempt to create a larger entity better able to contend with the major changes reshaping the office supplies market. Seeking to mollify…

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APWU: FTC to Challenge Merger of Staples, Office Depot

Web News Article #: 226-2015 12/07/2015 – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced today that it would seek to stop the proposed merger of Staples and Office Depot, the nation’s largest and second-largest office-supply chains. The agency filed an “administrative complaint” charging that Staples’ proposed $6.3 billion takeover of Office Depot would violate the nation’s…

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Staples-Office Depot Merger In Jeopardy As FTC, APWU Suggest Blocking Deal

By John Houck – December 1, 2015 The proposed merger of business retail giants Staples and Office Depot is in trouble. Federal antitrust regulators may block the deal, fearing an office supply monopoly. Staples and Office Depot first proposed the merger back in February. In a previous Inquisitr report, the deal worth $6.3 billion at…

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FTC continues probing Staples-Office Depot merger

By Josh Kosman – September 3, 2015 Staples and Office Depot may soon get schooled by the Feds on their attempted merger. The Federal Trade Commission in the last several days has sent out a second round of subpoenas to Staples and Office Depot customers after already conducting a full review of the merger proposal,…

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APWU Launches Petition Drive Against Staples-Office Depot Merger

Web News Article #: 156-2015 08/07/2015 – The American Postal Workers has launched a petition drive calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to block the merger of Staples and Office Depot. The merger would give Staples a monopoly in a key sector of the economy. “This monopoly is no game,” said APWU President Mark…

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