The Research & Education Department offers comprehensive training to APWU activists on a wide array of topics, dedicated to providing union officers and stewards with the skills they need to enforce the Collective Bargaining Agreement, motivate union members, and keep members informed about important issues and activities.

The Research & Education Department provides Basic Arbitration Advocacy training to APWU arbitration advocates. These classes, which focus on the final step of the grievance-arbitration process, provide an in-depth look at case preparation. (Warning: These classes are not for the faint-hearted!)

Research & Education Department also offers Union Administration, a training program for local and state top executive officers (presidents, executive vice presidents, and secretary-treasurers) to give them an overview of the necessary ingredients needed to run an efficient and productive union.

In conjunction with APWU national conventions, the Research & Education Department offers instructional Workshops on a host of subjects. Contact the department to receive copies of the training material.



News: Training

APWU Web News Article 27-2018

2018 POWER Central Region Educational Conference Announced

03/16/2018 - The 2018 POWER Central Region Educational Conference has been officially announced! 

The conference commences promptly at 8:30 AM on Friday, May 18, 2018. It will conclude Saturday, May 19, 2018, no later than 6 PM. It will be held at the Hotel Lumière at the Arch, 999 North Second Street, Saint Louis, MO 63102.

Click here for the conference call flyer and registration form.

Union Administration Training

05/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the May-June 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

By Research & Education Director Joyce Robinson

The Research and Education Department developed a training program entitled “Union Administration,” and will conduct several training programs in 2017.

APWU Web News Article 22-2017

Union Administration Trainings Scheduled

Eastern & Northeast Regions (May 20-26) - Central & Western Regions (July 16-22)

03/23/2017 - Eastern & Northeast Regions

Union Administration Training for the Eastern & Northeast Regions will take place from May 20 through May 26, 2017 at the Maritime Institute Hotel & Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, MD.

Central & Western Regions

Union Administration Training for the Central & Western Regions will take place from July 16 through July 22, 2017 at the Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel in Southfield, MI.

Click here for all the details and for a registration form.

APWU Web News Article 125-2016

‘Graduates’ Complete Union Administration Training

06/17/2016 -

The “graduating class” of the APWU’s Union Administration Training,
with Research and Education Director Joyce Robinson (center). 

From May 23-27, local and state presidents, executive vice presidents and secretary-treasurers attended sessions, including, Duties of Election Committees; Filing and Defending a Charge With the National Labor Relations Board; Getting out the Union’s Message; Monitoring Dues Check Off (DCO); and Understanding Diversity. 

Attend a Pre-Convention Workshop

03/01/2016 - The Research & Education Department will sponsor the APWU’s 15th Educational Conference, a National Convention event that provides union members with a wealth of information to take home to their locals and state organizations.

Twenty-nine workshops will be offered on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, the day prior to the craft meetings, at the Swan & Dolphin Hotels.