ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Postal workers rallied in St. Louis Sunday to protest a pilot program that would offer mail services at Staples stores.

Those counters will be staffed by Staples employees instead of postal workers. Union workers say this could lead to layoffs and post offices closures.

And that's not their only concern.

"The works is being given to Staples employees who are making minimum wage at best," Fred Wolfmeyer said," who are not subject to scrutiny or background checks that postal workers are."

We reached out to Staples this afternoon. A spokesperson would not comment on the specifics of the program, but did release the following statement.

"I can tell you that Staples continually tests new products and services to better meet the needs of our customers. We are currently operating a pilot program in select stores that is testing specific services and offering added convenience for our customers. As a matter of policy, we don't provide details on our pilot programs or on our agreements with vendors."
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