Last year, Staples office supply stores began providing postal services under a pilot program that now includes some 80 stores. The American Postal Workers Union objects because the program replaces well-paid union workers with low-wage nonunion workers.
The union said that could lead to layoffs and the closing of post offices. The union said postal workers “have taken an oath to protect the sanctity of the mail,” unlike poorly trained retail workers. The union wants the counters staffed by uniformed postal workers.
The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service has been working to form partnerships with private companies as it tries to cut costs and boost revenues.
MORE HBJ HEADLINES
Long-time Work Opportunities executive director retires Amazon could take 30% stake in large cargo airline Minimum wage hikes were followed by employment increases FDA investigates listeria outbreak linked to Pasco plant Bitcoin’s self-proclaimed founder backtracks Boeing Co. drone unit to open office at Mississippi State