NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Postal workers around the country protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service’s pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees.
Rallies were planned at 50 locations in 27 states. In New York City, about 100 workers marched from the main office on 8th Avenue to a Staples store about five blocks away, carrying signs and chanting, “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Staples deal has got to go.”READ MORE: Consumer Alert: More Than 333,000 Pacifiers Recalled Due To Choking Hazard
As 1010 WINS’ Derricke Dennis reported, postal workers in blue T-shirts with the red Staples logo crossed out protested outside the Staples store on 34th Street in Manhattan, shouting “U.S. mail is not for sale.”