April 17, 2014
Tell Staples the U.S. Mail ain’t for sale!
Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that jeopardizes your mail service and your local post office. In fact, post offices across the country are at risk – along with thousands of good jobs.
The Staples deal will replace full-service U.S. Post Offices with knock-off post offices in Staples stores that are not staffed with U.S. Postal Service employees.
This deal is bad news not only for the tens of thousands of postal workers in North Carolina (and their families), but it’s a bad deal for taxpayers:
You have a right to post offices staffed by workers who are accountable to you and the American people. You have a right to postal services provided by highly trained, uniformed Postal Service employees, who are sworn to safeguard your mail – whether it’s at the Post Office or Staples.
The Staples deal is bad for consumers like you who will pay the same for less service. And if Staples and the USPS move forward with this deal, it could lead to the end of the Postal Service as we know it.
Replacing good-paying union jobs with low-wage jobs is exactly the opposite of what America’s middle class needs now. We have to stop Staples!
Join the APWU and the national day of action April 24th
More info from StopStaples.com:
There will be a National Day of Action on April 24 at Staples Stores around the country. Union members and supporters will oppose a sweetheart deal between the office-supply retail chain and the Postal Service.
Click here for a list of locations [PDF] where protests are currently planned. If you are planning a protest and it is not yet listed, please contact Anna Woodbury at email@example.com or 202-842-4250.
When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 8041 Brier Creek Pkwy, Raleigh, NC 27617
Contact: Mike Clement, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Delannie McElrath, email@example.com
Join the day of action on Thursday, April 24! Sign this petition to Stop Staples, too!