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24th Biennial National Convention Announced

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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11/01/2017 - The 24th Biennial National Convention will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 20 – 23, 2018. 

Click here for the convention schedule. 

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. 

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.

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

Children’s Program

Kiddie Corp, a professional childcare company, will provide activities for delegates’ children ages 6 months to 12 years Monday, August 20 through Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Reservations will be necessary.  Click here to register online on the Kiddie Corp web site. Registration must be completed by Monday, July 23, 2018.

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Parking note: There are numerous garages near the hotels and the convention center that offer parking for delegates, many open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  For information regarding parking in Pittsburgh, please visit


The registration cutoff date has passed.  If you should need to make a hotel reservation for the national convention, please contact Hannah Lively, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer via email at and include the following information:

  • Total number of rooms
  • Arrival date
  • Departure date
  • Phone number

We will do our best to accommodate all requests.

If you should have any questions, please contact Hannah Lively, Executive Assistant to the Secretary-Treasurer at