The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) next month will rule on whether the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) contract with the office supply chain Staples violates the American Postal Workers Union’s (APWU) collective bargaining agreement.
APWU filed charges with an NLRB regional office in Baltimore last fall. In June, the regional director ruled against the Postal Service and filed a complaint against the Postal Service. A hearing has been set for August 17.
“This ruling represents an important step forward in the battle against the privatization of our nation’s public Postal Service,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein said. “Every person who organized their friends and neighbors to boycott Staples and warned them about the dangers of allowing a private company to take over the mail helped us get to this point.”
AFGE stands with APWU in its fight against privatization. We have joined postal workers unions in many rallies against the USPS/Staple deal and is calling on AFGE members to boycott both Staples and its online store Quill.com.