Financial Issues for Local and State Union Officers:
Dues, Mailing Lists & Membership
The APWU Per Capita Department, a section of the Secretary-Treasurer's office, is responsible for issues concerning union dues, mailing lists, and membership records.
Requests for information regarding these issues should be directed to the APWU Per Capita Department, 1300 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.
Pay Raise Set for November 21
Automatic Dues Increase Effective Same Date
APWU Web News Article #127-09, Oct. 19, 2009
APWU-represented postal workers will receive a 1.2 percent increase in annual salaries effective Nov. 21, based on the grades and levels in effect on Sept. 6, 2006. The raise will be reflected in paychecks issued Dec. 11, and apply to employees covered by the APWU-USPS 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement and the 2006-2010 Operating Services Agreement. In accordance with Article 16, Section 2, of the APWU National Constitution and Bylaws, the raise will result in an automatic dues increase of 62 cents per member per pay period for career employees, and an increase of 40 cents per member per pay period for transitional employees. [read more]
Contract Wage Increase Affects Dues
(02/06/08) A salary increase negotiated in the form of an upgrade in the 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement will take effect Feb. 16. In accordance with Article 16, Section 2(a) of the APWU Constitution and Bylaws, this will result in a corresponding dues increase. [read more]
Retroactive Pay to Be Issued May 18
National Union to Waive Back Dues
(03/06/07) The USPS has notified the APWU that it expects to disburse back pay for the period from Nov. 25, 2006, through Feb. 2, 2007, in paychecks dated May 18 (Pay Period 10-2007). The retroactive pay will reflect a 1.3 percent raise for five pay periods (Pay Period 25-2006 through 03-2007). The 1.3 percent raise was negotiated for all APWU-represented employees as part of the 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement. [read more]
The Importance of Union Federation Affiliation
(09/01/06) In an effort to encourage more APWU locals and states to affiliate with state federations, as well as ease the financial burden, the National Executive Board unanimously passed a resolution at the 18th Biennial National Convention that “the National APWU will refund to APWU affiliates 50 percent of the per capita tax paid to a state AFL-CIO Federation by all APWU affiliates that are affiliated with their AFL-CIO State Federation.” [read more]