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Article 3, Membership

09/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the Sept-Oct 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell 

Membership in the APWU determines who can vote, run for office, and attend meetings to discuss and decide the business of the union. There are four primary categories of membership in the APWU: postal employees, full, part-time, Members-at-Large (MALs) and Postal Support Employee (PSE); cash pay members, full-time local/state officers and retired full-dues paying members; Retiree Department members and Associate (Health Plan) Members.

APWU Web News Article 78-2017

Early Registration for All Craft Conference & Retirees Conference Extended to Sept. 8

08/18/2017 - Early registration for the All Craft Conference and the Retirees Conference has been extended until September 8, 2017.  The cost is $85 for the All Craft Conference and $40 for the Retirees Conference.  After September 8, 2017, the cost for the All Craft Conference is $135 and $45 for the Retirees Conference.

Your Local Election Committee

07/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the July-August 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)

By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell

Union elections represent one of the foundations of our democracy. Union members have the right to nominate and vote for their leadership and those officers who will be placed in charge of protecting the rights of postal workers and the administration of the union. 

APWU Web News Article 32-2017

2017 APWU Scholarship Deadline Extended

03/29/2017 - The deadline for the submission of applications for the E.C. Hallbeck academic scholarship ($8,000 over a four-year period) and vocational scholarship ($3,000 over a three-year period) has been extended to May 31, 2017, APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell has announced. 

brochure [PDF] and application forms for the E.C. Hallbeck scholarship [PDF] and the vocational scholarship [PDF] can be found on the APWU webpage.

Working Together to Reduce the Arbitration Backlog

03/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2017 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell

Presently, there is an arbitration backlog and the reason is simple. The grievances appealed to arbitration are usually caused by management, resulting in the issues and problems being grieved by the union. With this system, management generally does not care if arbitration cases are heard and unless there is specific language to require the arbitration cases are heard, as per the negotiated time limits, there will continue to be a backlog.

APWU Web News Article 21-2017

APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference is May 2

02/22/2017 - The 2017 APWU Deaf/Hard of Hearing Conference will be held in Washington, DC at Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University on May 2, 2017.  This one-day conference will address the unique problems and concerns in the workplace, union, and society that deaf and hard of hearing members face. The goal is to open doors for better communication, better representation, better training, a better workplace, a better union, and building friendship.

Members are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as possible at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. The group rate is $199 plus tax per night. Click here to make reservations online. 

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