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Convention

Pittsburgh, PA

24th Biennial APWU National Convention
Monday, Aug. 20 – Thursday, Aug. 23

Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow is the theme of the American Postal Workers Union’s 24th Biennial Convention, which is set for Monday, Aug. 20, through Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at the The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh.                 

The National Convention is the union’s highest decision-making body and helps the union chart its course for the future.  Approximately 2,000 APWU delegates will debate and vote on resolutions that will be introduced on a wide variety of subjects.  The resolutions give focus to the union’s goals and help us better serve our members.

APWU locals and state organizations are urged to send their full quota of delegates.  Members-at-Large (MAL) also are encouraged to attend.

Several other important union events will take place in the days before the convention.  Pre-Convention Workshops will be held on Friday, August 17 and Division Conferences on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19. The BMC Conference will be held the Friday following the convention, on August 24. 

Plan Your Stay Well Ahead

Even though the convention is months away, it is essential for all locals, state organizations, members-at-large, and retirees to make their arrangements as soon as possible.  

For information on scheduling, transportation, and more click here

News: Convention

APWU Web News Article 108-2018

2018 Convention Transcript Now Available

11/15/2018 - An official transcript of the proceedings from the APWU’s 24th Biennial National Convention is now available to union members on www.apwu.org. The convention is the highest governing body of the APWU. The 1,520-page document provides a full transcript of the business undertaken during the assembly, which took place Aug. 20-23 in Pittsburgh.

Union members can click here to log in and view or download the convention proceedings

 

The National Convention Sets the Path for Current and Future APWU Struggles

10/02/2018 - (This article first appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

Twenty-one hundred APWU members departed from the union’s 24th Biennial National Convention in August uplifted, united and ready to continue Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow!

Four days of rousing speeches, an enthusiastic rally against the privatization of the public Postal Service, as well as vigorous debate over resolutions on work floor topics and social issues reflected the APWU’s spirit of activism and a commitment to strengthen the union.

APWU News Bulletin

Delegation Hits the Streets Proclaiming the ‘U.S. Mail Is Not For Sale!’

08/21/2018 - On Tuesday afternoon, the highest governing body of the American Postal Workers Union hit the streets to protest against the possible sale of the U.S. Postal Service. 

“This White House, the Heritage Foundation, and their billionaire backers, the Wall Street investors, they want their greedy hands on the public till and the public good – but they’ve started something that they’re not going to be able to stop,” said President Dimondstein. “They think this is their time…We’re going to show them this is truly our time.”

APWU Web News Article 43-2018

Moratorium on Grievances Agreement Due to Convention in August

08/13/2018 - The APWU and the Postal Service have agreed to a moratorium on grievances, disciplinary actions and arbitration hearings at the national, regional, state and local levels from Aug. 13 until Aug. 27 due to the 2018 APWU Biennial Convention, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman has announced. The period spans a total of 15 days.

Convention Reminder

05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)  

The 24th Biennial APWU National Convention will take place Monday, Aug. 20 through Thursday, Aug. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

What Does It Mean to Be a 501(c)(5) Organization?

How Unrelated Business Income Can Jeopardize Tax-Exempt Status

05/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine) 

By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell 

IRS 501(c)(5) status provides exemption from federal income tax to labor, agricultural or horticultural organizations. APWU affiliates are 501(c)(5) organizations and provided tax-exempt status. Tax-exempt status refers to federal income tax exemption under the Internal Revenue Code. APWU locals do not pay income tax on dues collected nor taxes on the interest earned on investments. However, they must pay sales tax for purchases and payroll taxes for employees.

Support Your AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils and AFL-CIO State Federations

03/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  

By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell 

Central Labor Councils (CLCs) and State Federations play an intricate and necessary part in the labor movement’s effort to ensure that policies pertaining to the economy, education, health care and other issues, benefit working families.

CONVENTION 2018 – PITTSBURGH, PA

24th Biennial APWU National Convention

03/01/2018 -

(This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  

Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow is the theme of the American Postal Workers Union’s 24th Biennial Convention, which is set for Monday, August 20, through Thursday, August 23, 2018, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

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