04/02/2019 - (This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)
By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell
Under the provisions of Article 16.4 of the APWU Constitution, the Secretary-Treasurer’s Department must notify locals in writing that their charter will be revoked if they fail to meet their requirements listed below:
- Filing annual financial reports with both the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as required by federal law.
- Announcing nominations and conducting an election of officers at least every three years.
- Maintaining a fidelity bond covering at least 10 percent of its assets if the local collects more than $5,000 a year in dues.
- Abiding by a properly-adopted local constitution.