03/16/2015 - The APWU POWER Central Region Educational Conference will be held on Saturday, May 2 through Sunday, May 3. The deadline to register for hotel rooms is Friday, April 3, 2015. For more information and to register, click here.
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.
02/05/2015 - 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.
07/22/2014 - The APWU Research and Education Department offered 22 pre-convention workshops on a range of informative topics, from legislative and political action to issues facing Postal SupportEmployees (PSEs) on Friday, July 18.
Delegates were excited about the workshop topics and were pleased with the opportunity to learn about important issues affecting postal workers.
05/02/2005 - In a significant win for the union, an arbitrator has ruled that the Postal Service must grant Sunday premium pay to employees who work on Sunday, even if the work is the result of an employee’s request for a temporary change of schedule for the employee’s personal convenience.
“We have fought long and hard to protect Sunday premium pay for our members who perform work on Sundays,” said APWU Industrial Relations Director Greg Bell. “This important victory clearly vindicates our consistent position on such pay issues and rejects another attempt by the Postal Service to deprive postal employees of Sunday premium pay.”
03/18/2005 - Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, introduced a postal reform bill March 17 that is similar to legislation approved by the panel last year. The measure was co-sponsored by Sen. Thomas R. Carper (D-DE) and Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH).