Union postal workers are protesting outside Staples in the Twin Cities because of an agreement reached between the U.S Postal Service and Staples, which would put outlets in the stores. Jerry Sirois, president of the local union, says they have a number of concerns about protecting the sanctity of the mail.
They call it Operation Medicine Delivery. On Sunday, postal carriers will deliver a simulated supply of medicine in four zip codes.
Two years ago Thursday, a postal worker named Art Tilson died at the Minneapolis Post Office Distribution Center. His friends believe his life could have been saved if there had been an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the building.
Postal workers in the metro area are collecting donations Saturday as part of the 19th annual National Association of Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive.