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Postal workers urge FTC to reject Staples-Office Depot merger

Postal workers urge FTC to reject Staples-Office Depot merger

The American Postal Workers Union on Tuesday filed an objection with the Federal Trade Commission to the proposed merger of office superstores Staples and Office Depot. The $6.3 billion merger, which was announced Feb. 3, would result in one national chain of office-supply retailers, which the union argues would harm consumers, business and government. The union sent its objection to the FTC in a certified letter on Tuesday. The union’s complaints about Staples started well before the merger, after the U.S. Postal Service transferred about 80 postal counters to Staples stores. The union claimed the plan would reduce Postal Service employment and hours of service in neighborhood...

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