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To: staples corporate

Get Staples to close & pay employees!

Get Staples to close & pay employees!

Close down stores temporarily and pay employees for the time being.

Why is this important?

It is unnecessary and unsafe to be open during a PANDEMIC. We are not an essential store and corporate is fighting and begging to stay open, claiming Staples is essential and putting employees and their families at risk. Staples should temporarily close stores and pay their employees for the time being. Many employees are at high risk ages, are immunocompromised, have asthma, etc. This is NOT RIGHT and extremely unsafe. In order to curb this virus and the spread of it, Staples needs to close their doors and pay their employees.


Reasons for signing

  • There should at least be hazard pay if employees must come in on reduced hours.
  • Having to work while there's a pandemic with minimal to no protection against the most contagious virus we've encountered that can give even healthy young people permanent lung damage. This is a disgrace and clearly Staples cares nothing about bottom level employees. We were told to use our toilet bowl cleaner to sanitize everything. Seriously. Our decades old toilet bowl and floor mop cleaner.
  • I signed this because I'm full time and still expect to have my hours cut. I can't afford to have my hours cut and shouldn't have to burn through my PTO to make sure I can pay my bills and support my children. I pray the company proves their statements that "You Matter" and continue to pay us for the duration of this quarantine.

Updates

2020-05-19 22:22:52 -0400

To everyone who has signed this petition- thank you. Staples introduced a "bonus pay" for a 6 week period (week of 4/19-5/24) of a whopping extra $1 per hour which excludes anyone who doesn't work five out of those 6 weeks. It also is not paid per week, but you get one check on June 12th. I think this is ridiculous considering many locations were not allowing employees to work again until recently. Also, $1? Really Staples? Is that what your employees are worth to you? Let me know what your opinions are on this, everyone!

2020-03-26 07:16:30 -0400

5,000 signatures reached

2020-03-21 11:33:40 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2020-03-20 12:49:37 -0400

500 signatures reached

2020-03-20 01:09:29 -0400

Thanks for signing everyone. It is important to get our number of signatures up so this can be shared with HR. Send this to all ur coworkers and family/friends! Share on social media! Staples will 100% be responsible and have a number of DEATHS linked to their stores if we continue to stay open. We are encouraging people to go outside and come to our stores by putting items on sale and by staying open in general. This is a HORRIBLE look for the company and many people will stop supporting the company if they continue to put their employees at risk while the big bosses get to stay home in their beds on their laptops because they only care about profit and not HUMAN LIVES.

2020-03-19 19:30:40 -0400

100 signatures reached

2020-03-19 19:06:48 -0400

50 signatures reached

2020-03-19 18:55:48 -0400

25 signatures reached

2020-03-19 18:34:33 -0400

10 signatures reached