HOUSTON, TX – The United States Postal Service has agreed to let Staples put postal counters in their stores. And postal workers are not happy.
The American Postal Workers Union says this is an attempt to “replace living-wage union jobs with low-wage non-union jobs.” They protested on Thursday outside of the store at 8225 South Gessner.
“Hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost,” said Gary Glazebrook, with the American Postal Workers Union. “What they want to do is provide retail services in the Staples stores and reduce post offices.”
For their part, the Postal Service says this is an opportunity to “grow the business” and increase “access and convenience.”
One candidate running for Texas governor agrees. Kathie Glass attended the protest.
“This is a common sense way we can do things better or cheaper,” she said.