In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180 #02488

Submission Number:
02488
Commenter:
Susan Schwartz
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
In the Matter of Staples/Essendant, Inc., File No. 1810180
Please do not condone the self-serving behavior of billionaires by enabling the proposed Staples/Essendant merger. As prior mergers based on kindred strategies have evidenced, such business agreements tend to harm consumers' options regarding available products and range of quality and prices, due to limiting market choices. Moreover, such mergers tend to destroy at least one of the companies involved -- negatively impacting workers who helped create and/or sustain that company. Outcomes such as lowered wages, or loss of employment altogether, further the negative ripple effects generated by said mergers. Hence, please be wise & do not support this Staples merger. Thank you.