About the Organization Department
The Organization Department helps strengthen the APWU at the local, state and national level by recruiting new members.
To help increase membership, the department designs and implements recruitment programs; trains organizers; provides strategies and techniques to local and state offices, and develops tools for organizers, including special incentives for new recruits.
APWU organizing drives are intensive, pro-active campaigns that emphasize on-site, 24/7, one-on-one contact with non-members. These campaigns seek to inform non-members of the many benefits of union membership. Despite a shrinking postal workforce, APWU remains 83 percent organized in 2011.
In addition, APWU has had more than 13 victories in organizing the employees of private-sector postal contractors. APWU’s newest campaign is DHL Gateway at the Cincinnati, Ohio Airport, where the union is trying to unionize approximately 800 workers.
The Organization Department also offers on-site organizing drive assistance at postal and private-sector locations, including:
The department also responds to inquiries about member-only benefits, organizing techniques, campaign strategies, and special requests for: