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Protest Staples Taking Part in Privatizing the Post Office!
Date Saturday February 15
Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Downtown Berkeley Staples Store 2352 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorDave Welsh
Emailsub [at]
 The American Postal Workers Union is organizing a protest at the Berkeley Staples store against the installation of Post Office stations inside Staples stores, staffed by low-wage non-union, no-benefit Staples workers instead of unionized Postal Service employees.


For more information on APWU's efforts contact:Rich Shelley @ 443-980-5586


Berkeley Post Office Defenders, organized to defend against the sale of the downtown Berkeley Post Office and call attention to the evils of privatization in general, supports the APWU in its efforts to stop the privatization of the US Post Office and preserve living-wage union jobs.

Read about our own, first-in-the-nation, protest at Staples back in December, 2013.

Be there on Saturday if you can!   

Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 11th, 2014 10:41 AM

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by Workers Revolution
Wednesday Feb 12th, 2014 5:28 PM
A better effort for your time would be to call for the unionization of Staples and all similar retail outfits. The U.S. Postal Service is making the contracts with Staples so if you want to stop them from doing it why not pose it as a strike question in your local union branch? Protesting did not stop the Berkeley Post Office from being closed. Put your efforts into unseating the calcified union bureaucrats and struggling to build a political alternative to the Republicrats on the road to building a workers party that will struggle for a workers government. Capitalism is at the end of it's rope and is pulling us all down with it. We need to get our house in order so as to be able to take on this "rotten ass system."