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AFL-CIO-Endorsed Boycotts

When some labor disputes with businesses cannot be resolved, the AFL-CIO supports its affiliates by endorsing their boycotts. A boycott is an act of solidarity by voluntarily abstaining from the purchase or use of a product or service.

FEATURED BOYCOTT: STAPLES INC.

Last year, the U.S. Postal Service entered into a short-sighted and ill-conceived agreement with Staples to place postal retail units at select Staples stores across the country.

This “pilot program” is the first step in an attempt to privatize the Postal Service, a proud American institution that has been free of corporate influence since its founding, when Benjamin Franklin became the nation’s first postmaster general.

DON’T PUT YOUR MAIL IN THE HANDS OF CORPORATE AMERICA. SIGN THE PLEDGE TO BOYCOTT STAPLES.

These knock-off postal units are not staffed by professional, well-trained, uniformed U.S. Postal Service employees sworn to safeguard your mail, but with Staples employees whose primary job responsibility is to sell you Staples merchandise.

Stand in solidarity with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) and its highly trained and professional U.S. Postal Service employees and boycott Staples, Staples Advantage and its branded proprietary products.

CURRENT AFL-CIO BOYCOTT LIST

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Mondelēz/Nabisco
"Made in Mexico" snack foods.

Palermo's Pizza
Palermo brand pizza, "Classics" brand pizza and Costco's Kirkland brand pizza.

HOTELS

Alaska
Anchorage - Hilton Anchorage
Anchorage - Sheraton Anchorage

California
Irvine - Embassy Suites Irvine
Long Beach - Hilton Long Beach
Long Beach - Westin Long Beach
Los Angeles - Hilton Los Angeles
Sacramento - Hyatt Regency Sacramento
San Francisco - Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco - Le Meridien
Santa Clara - Hyatt Regency Santa Clara 

Rhode Island
Providence - Renaissance Providence

Washington
Seattle - Grand Hyatt Seattle
Seattle - Hyatt at Olive 8 Seattle 

LEGAL SERVICES

Gleason, Dunn, Walsh & O'Shea
Hardin, Lazarus & Lewis, LLC
McDonald, Lamond, Canzoneri & Hickernell 

RETAIL

Staples Inc.
U.S. office supplies stores, Staples.com, Quill.com, its contract business "Staples Advantage" and Staples- and Quill-branded proprietary products. 

Updated: March 14, 2016

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