We Won!! – The USPS and Staples Deal is Over!

Web News Article #: 01-2017 01/05/2017 – Postal management informed the APWU in writing that the “Approved Shipper” program in Staples stores will be shut down by the end of February 2017. This victory concludes the APWU’s three-year struggle. The boycott against Staples is over! “I salute and commend every member and supporter who made…

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NLRB Judge’s Decision in Staples Approved Shipper Case: A Victory for APWU!

November 8, 2016 Congratulations to all of the dedicated and hardworking Stop Staples activists and supporters who kept up the pressure in the fight on USPS and Staples to end their privatization agenda of the United States Postal Service. A big thanks to APWU President Dimondstein for his vision, leadership and commitment in this fight….

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Ron Sargent Out as Staples CEO – Departure ‘An Opportunity,’ APWU Says

Web News Article #: 117-2016 06/01/2016 – The APWU welcomed the news that Ron Sargent will step down as Staples’ CEO at the company’s annual meeting on June 14. The decision follows Staples’ failed attempt to merge with Office Depot, a business strategy Sargent championed. “The company was weakened by the failure and it ended…

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WAPWU Members Put Stop Staples Protest on Convention Agenda

Web News Article #: 078-2016 04/08/2016 – Members of the Washington State APWU made a Stop Staples protest part of their convention agenda on April 7. The convention took place in Vancouver, WA, but the demonstration was held in front of a Portland, OR, store, which happened to be the nearest location. For over an…

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Pittsburgh Postal Workers Protest Operations Being Diverted To Staples

February 21, 2016 PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – United States Postal Service workers protested in East Liberty Sunday morning. The group demonstrated outside the Staples store on Penn Avenue, where the U.S. Postal Service has set up non-union operations. Those in the Union fear that the U.S. Postal Service will ultimately close post offices, putting people out…

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USPS OIG Audit Project: Have You Ever Used an Approved Shipper?

Project Title: Approved Shipper Pricing and Customer Service Start Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Estimated Report Release Date: April 2016 The Approved Shippers Program is one of several Postal Service programs intended to extend the reach of shipping and mailing services so customers can mail letters or ship packages from alternate locations near where they…

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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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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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