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What are the Requirements to Remain as a Chartered Local?

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.

Member & Non-Member Lists

02/26/2019 - Local and state presidents can pull and print  a list of members or non-members for their organization by logging into the Members Only section of the website. 

A copy of the list can also be e-mailed to a local or state president by requesting one from the Per Capita Department.  Requests should be directed to Anna Smith, Director, Organization Department in writing at organization@apwu.org or American Postal Workers Union, Attn: Organization Department, 1300 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.  All requests will be sent in Excel (.xlsx) or PDF.

Department of Labor Changes Rules for Annual LM Reports

09/01/2016 - This article first appeared in the September-October 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

All APWU local and state unions that receive dues rebates (DCO checks) from the national union must file an annual financial report with the Department of Labor (DOL). The report is required by the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

Labor unions are required to report all revenue and expenditures for the year within 90 days after the end of the local’s fiscal or accounting year. The report is considered a public record and will be posted on the DOL website, www.dol.gov.

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