October 21, 2014
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Postal workers in cities big and small around the country have fanned out to protest a deal that puts postal services in Staples stores.
The workers say the pilot program jeopardizes their jobs and the security of the mail, because the retail counters are staffed by Staples employees, not postal workers.
In Concord, N.H., more than 100 boisterous workers donned bright blue shirts and lined a busy commercial road near a Staples store.
"Union busting, we say no," they chanted, "the Staples deal has got to go."
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe has said the program is designed to meet changing expectations of customers who want more convenience.
It's also an opportunity to grow the business for the postal service, which has been beset by financial woes in recent years.
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