Yesterday, the AFL/CIO joined the APWU in their Boycott of Staples. If you don’t know the issue, it’s really pretty simple. Staples, through the USPS, has opened postal counters in 80 of their stores staffed by Staples employees rather than highly-trained, uniformed U.S. Postal Service employees. The Postal Service and Staples hope to expand the program to all of Staples’ 1,500 U.S. stores. Full time Staples employees earn about $18,000 per year and receive little training on how to handle the mail. The support of the AFL/CIO’s 56 unions and 12.5 million members will strengthen this boycott.
To read the AFL/CIO resolution you can go HERE
To read more about the APWU’s campaign to Stop Staples go HERE
For the entire AFL/CIO Boycott list go HERE