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

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.


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.

APWU Web News Article 242-2016

2016 Convention Transcript Now Available

11/17/2016 -

An official transcript of the proceedings from the APWU’s 23rd Biennial National Convention is now available to union members on The convention is the highest governing body of the APWU.

The 1,538-page document provides a full transcript of the business undertaken during the assembly, which took place Aug. 22-25 in Orlando.

Union members can click here to log in and view or download the convention proceedings. The document can also be accessed from the Secretary-Treasurer’s pages.

APWU Web News Article 229-2016

Activists Appointed to Young Members Committee

10/18/2016 -

Empowering Young Workers was a theme throughout the National Convention in August. Shown here are young members at a pre-convention workshop. 

President Mark Dimondstein appointed the union’s first National Young Members Committee on Oct. 13, naming one member and one alternate between the ages of 18 and 35 from each of the APWU’s five regions. 


APWU Web News Article 175-2016

Convention Resolutions Now Posted

08/08/2016 - Resolutions that will be considered by delegates to the APWU 23rd Biennial National Convention are now posted [Members Only] online at Delegates will debate and vote on the proposals that will guide the union’s work over the next two years. The resolutions address labor-management issues, workers’ solidarity, legislative topics, craft-specific items, and proposals to change the union’s constitution.

APWU Web News Article 103-2016

Convention Hotel Update

05/11/2016 - The Swan and Dolphin Hotels, where the APWU National Convention will be held, are currently sold out, but the union is working on securing additional rooms at other nearby hotels.  Additional information will be posted as soon as it is available.