Policy: Labor

Postal services at Staples draw union protests

News,Business,Labor unions,Labor,USPS,Protests

CLAWSON, Mich. (AP) — Postal workers and retirees have protested in suburban Detroit over the offering of services in Staples stores.

They gathered outside a Staples store in Clawson, holding signs that said, "The U.S. mail is not for sale."

Staples last year began offering postal services under a pilot program that now includes some 80 stores. The Staples program allows customers to buy stamps, send packages and use Priority and certified mail.

Postal unions fear a loss of jobs to lower-paid workers. Retired Royal Oak carrier Mike Smith tells The Oakland Press ( it's "terrible."

Union leader Roscoe Woods says it's a step to privatizing the mail.

Postal officials say they're just trying to reach customers where they shop.


Information from: The Oakland Press,

View article comments Leave a comment