APWU Press Release – April 23, 2014

Postal Workers to Protest Privatization At More than 50 Staples Stores in 27 States on April 24 Message to Staples: The U.S. Mail Is Not for Sale WASHINGTON – Thousands of members of the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and community activists will engage in National Day of Action on Thursday, April 24, to protest…

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Where to Stop Staples on April 24: List and map of protest sites | Save the Post Office

The APWU local has called for a National Day of Action on April 24 to protest the outsourcing of postal jobs to Staples Stores. Many protests have been going on at the local level almost since the Postal Service announced its plan to pilot postal counters in Staples, but this will be the big one….

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Dimondstein to Appear on Craig Melvin Show

APWU Web News Article #073-14, April 18, 2014 APWU President Mark Dimondstein will appear on the Craig Melvin show on MSNBC on Saturday, April 19, at 3 p.m. EDT, where he will discuss the campaign to Stop Staples and the National Day of Action on April 24. The campaign protests the privatization of USPS retail…

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Dimondstein Sets the Record Straight on the Ed Show

APWU Web News Article #072-14, April 17, 2014 APWU President Mark Dimondstein told viewers of the Ed Show on MSNBC last night that the Postal Service’s internal “smoking gun” document [PDF] shows that the deal with Staples was hatched to lower wages. And postal customers who patronize Staples will be served by employees who are…

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Audio: APWU Postal Workers National Day Of Action Against USPS-Staples Privatization by WorkWeek Radio

The US Post Office is seeking to privatize the US post office by outsourcing to the Staples corporation with non-union low paid Staples workers. Omar Gonzalez, APWU national executive board member for the Western Region, talks about why the defense of the post office is an important issue for labor and all working people and…

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Stop Staples! Union Members Gear Up For April 24 Day of Action

APWU News Bulletin 05-2014, April 16, 2014 | PDF Stop Staples! Union Members Gear Up For April 24 Day of Action APWU members are busy making plans for events at more than 50 Staples stores in 27 states on Thursday, April 24, to protest the sweetheart deal between the USPS and the office-supply chain. “We…

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A New Postal Union Leader Really Doesn’t Want Mail Sent From Staples – Businessweek

It’s unusual for a challenger to unseat an incumbent president in the postal workers’ union election, but Mark Dimondstein did exactly that. The onetime postal clerk from Greensboro, N.C., ousted former American Postal Workers Union President Cliff Guffey by a comfortable margin in October’s vote, and now he wants to build public support for his…

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