Recently, the leadership of the Oregon Education Association approved a resolution showing solidarity with and support for U.S. Postal Workers in their campaign against Staples. Staples and the U.S. Postal Service have cut a deal that jeopardizes mail service for Oregonians and post offices in local communities. In fact, post offices across the country are at risk – along with thousands of good jobs.
UPDATE: The National Education Association took action in support of the Stop Staples! Campaign in May and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) voted to join the ‘Don’t Buy Staples’ movement in mid-July. Since then Staples has launched a major marketing effort directed at teachers.
Just two days after the AFT vote, Staples and the USPS resorted to trickery to try to derail the boycott, announcing they are terminating the no-bid deal and replacing it with an “approved shipper” program. But the Postal Service has publicly acknowledged that the “new” program is the same as the old Staples program. Read more about this latest update.
The U.S. Postal Service and Staples are refusing to staff the postal counters with unionized, uniformed U.S. Postal Service employees who have the training and experience to properly handle U.S. mail, and who have sworn an oath to uphold the highest standards of public service. Go here to learn more and get involved!