A California House delegation led by Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) is calling on Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to reject a recent pilot program with Staples to operate retail mail counters at 82 U.S. stores.
The pilot program, announced in November, allows for Staples employees to process basic mail services. Of the 82 pilot locations, 32 are in California.
The American Postal Workers Union vociferously opposes the partnership with Staples Inc. The union protested last week at more than 50 Staples locations in 27 states, including California.
Lowenthal echoed criticism by union officials and warned that the partnership "is a clear and...