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USPS Workers Union Blasts $6.3B Staples-Office Depot Merger

Law360, Los Angeles (November 5, 2015, 8:54 PM EST) -- A union representing U.S. Postal Service workers on Thursday continued its assault on Staples Inc.’s planned $6.3 billion takeover of Office Depot Inc., issuing a report that says the deal would effectively eliminate competition in the office-supplies industry.

The American Postal Workers Union’s report, "Bad for Business: Why the Staples/Office Depot Merger-to-Monopoly Should Be Blocked,” claims the proposed deal would combine the nation’s two biggest office-supply chains to create a monopoly.

The APWU said in a Thursday statement that the merger would create a behemoth with more than $14...
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