Postal Workers plan to picket Staples stores


Mark Dimondstein, the recently elected president of the American Postal Workers Union, has announced that his union is preparing to picket Staples stores in protest against the Postal Service's latest plan to put contract post offices inside of Staples stores.  “This is a direct assault on our jobs and on public postal services,” Dimondstein said on Nov. 26. “The APWU supports the expansion of postal services. But we are adamantly opposed to USPS plans to replace good-paying union jobs with non-union low-wage jobs held by workers who have no accountability for the safety and security of the mail.”  Bloomberg News, which has the story, can't resist getting in a dig: The protest, says Bloomberg, "may please his members temporarily. But ultimately the USPS’s survival depends on doing even more deals like this one."  Read more.

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