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Postal workers plan protest uptown
Charlotte Observer (NC), by Ely Portillo

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Posted By:muncssister, 4/23/2014 3:53:34 PM

U.S. Postal Service workers are planning a protest uptown Thursday, as they rally against a plan to sell more postal services at Staples without postal service employees. The 220,000-member American Postal Workers Union has been fighting the USPS for months over the Staples plan. In November, the postal service began placing counters selling stamps and offering services such as sending packages, priority and certified mail in more than 80 Staples stores. Union leaders worry the postal service will expand the program to Staples 1,500 North American stores. The USPS says such partnerships with retailers are crucial as the postal service

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I used to go to a postal center in an Ace. It was super efficient and the service was wonderful. However, they never could keep stamps in stock. An employee told me the reason why was that the USPS shipped stamps to non government retail centers last, regardless of how many they sell and how often they submitted their orders. They also had no say in how many stamps they actually got, so they never had enough to meet demand. Just your typical mafia business tactics.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 4/23/2014 4:02:53 PM     (No. 9822038)

Union leaders worry that the public will see the incredible inefficiency of having post offices and postal employees.

FIFY.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Emmajustin, 4/23/2014 4:40:10 PM     (No. 9822092)

Get rid of the post office entirely.
We don´t need it.
It has a monopoly and still the government goes bankrupt!


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Reply 3 - Posted by: LouD, 4/23/2014 5:10:42 PM     (No. 9822135)

Maybe the union will reimburse me the $25 stop payment fee I had to pay because they lost my check. But I won´t hold my breath.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 4/23/2014 5:12:23 PM     (No. 9822139)

All Public Sector Unions should be OUTLAWED!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford, 4/23/2014 5:18:18 PM     (No. 9822148)

Ditto # 4 !!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JHHolliday, 4/23/2014 5:54:42 PM     (No. 9822194)

Amen to that, #4. Unfortunately I can see Obama ordering by executive action that ALL workers must belong to a union.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mackrand, 4/23/2014 6:41:15 PM     (No. 9822238)

For many years I have gone to my grocery store in California for stamps. Every other Post Office function already has an alternative at realistic rates too I might add. The thing that to me is most interesting is that 95% of my external communication at the moment is essentially cost free over the internet. I currently use one stamp a month for the alimony check so at that rate I have enough stamps in reserve for the rest of my life.

Post Office? Who needs it? Every strike by postal workers causes more people to examine their need to use them. Protest away!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Harleynyc, 4/23/2014 7:13:07 PM     (No. 9822265)

No to worry. Most of them will go to the wrong address.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 4/23/2014 9:27:45 PM     (No. 9822449)

How is that a threat ? Didn´t we read recently that Staples is closing stores ?



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