Staples really sucks, firing all their part timers?
So right-wing anti American online rag The Political Insider is blasting our President for calling out Staples Stores on their culture of corporate greed. Staples informed their part-time employees that they might be let go if they work more than 25 hours. Keep in mind Staples is not only one of Mitt Romeys corporate brothels, but Staples is also looking to privatize our publically owned postal service and lower the wages and benefits for office supply retail workers across this great country. Staples is blaming the Affordable Healthcare Act and not their incompetent management team. So this is what our President had to say;
“I haven’t looked at Staples stock lately or what the compensation of the CEO is, but I suspect that they could well afford to treat their workers favorably and give them some basic financial security,” Obama told BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith. “If they can’t, then they should be willing to allow those workers to get the Affordable Care Act without cutting wages…. It’s one thing when you’ve got a mom and pop store who can’t afford to provide paid sick leave or health insurance or minimum wage to workers, even though a large percentage of those small businesses do it because they know it’s the right thing to do,” Obama said. “When I hear large corporations that make billions of dollars in profits trying to blame our interest in providing health insurance as an excuse for cutting back workers’ wages, shame on them.”
So UCOMM is doing our part – we haven’t stepped foot in a Staples in months, neither should you. Get your reams of paper, ink cartridges and dry erase markers at a Main Street office supply store and start a fight with anyone who shops at Staples.