How to Join the APWU
Joining the APWU Has Never Been Easier.
Simply download and fill out Form 1187 (Authorization for Deduction of Dues - PDF) and give it to your local shop steward or union president, who will see that you are enrolled automatically.
You can also mail the form directly to the APWU Organization Department at 1300 L St., NW, Washington, DC 20005.
After you've joined, dues are automatically deducted from your pay check. Dues vary from local to local. They include national dues established by the APWU National Convention and local dues determined by your local union. Your steward or local officer can tell you the exact amount of dues for your local.
National dues pay for all the operating expenses of the union, including contract negotiations, grievance handling above the local level, and the cost for arbitration at the regional and national levels. Members' dues also cover the cost of publications, legal fees, legislative activities, education and training, and community service programs.
For more about how the union works, click here.