Postal Workers Set to Rally

By Bill O'Neil

A sign of things to come? An expansion of a partnership between the U.S. Postal Service and Staples ahs drawn the ire of postal workers--with a number of rallies planned around the country Thursday, including one in San Antonio. 

The program began with eighty stores--but plans are in the works to expand it to some 1500--with Staples employees manning postal counters. 

"This is not new. In fact, we have established partnerships with more than 65,000 retailers over the years" said U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe. He added the program is all about conveneience for customers--but union leaders for postal workers see something much different. 

Sally Davidow with the American Postal Workers Union said it starts with a lack of training for those Staples workers in handling your sensitive mail. 

"The other thing is the transfer of goog, living wage jobs held by postal employees to low wage, high turnover jobs--like those offered by Staples" Davidow told 550 KTSA News.  

San Antonio postal workers are planning to rally outside of the Staples store on Northwest Loop 410--near West Military--beginning at 4 PM Thursday.  


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