10/04/2007 - Ballots for the APWU election of national officers will be counted beginning on Oct. 5, and preliminary results will be posted on the union's Web site, www.apwu.org, as soon as they become available, Secretary-Treasurer Terry Stapleton has announced. The unofficial tallies will be updated frequently.
09/26/2007 - Time is running short for members who have yet to vote in the APWU National Officers election. Ballots were mailed Sept. 12-15, and must be returned to and received in the designated post office box by 2 p.m. (Eastern Time), Oct. 5.
A small number of APWU members have reported that their completed ballots were returned to them. If you have already voted and your ballot is sent back to you, please draw an “X” through your return address and bar code, and mail the ballot again.
All-Craft Conference Attendees Urged to Vote by Absentee Ballot
09/05/2007 - Many APWU members who plan to be in attendance at the APWU All-Craft Conference in Las Vegas Nov. 5-8 should also make plans to vote ahead of time in elections taking place back home.
Several statewide and local elections are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 6. Conference participants are urged to make arrangements — and soon — to vote by absentee ballot or, if permissible to vote early.
08/14/2007 - In a letter to the union’s Executive Office, AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney has commended the APWU for making a solid case for solidarity.
Citing the 2006 APWU National Convention Resolution that encourages affiliation with state and local labor councils, Sweeney wrote that he was pleased with the APWU’s “serious commitment” to the labor federation’s Solidarity Affiliation Campaign.
08/06/2007 - APWU members who plan to attend the 2007 All-Craft Conference can now register online, select workshops, and remit payment to the national union through www.apwu.org. Online registration will also be available for future events sponsored by the national union.
The 2007 All-Craft Conference will be held Nov. 5-8 in Las Vegas. The event will feature a comprehensive series of educational workshops and general business sessions in which important craft issues and resolutions will be discussed and voted on. Craft-specific workshops will be offered for members of the Clerk, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Services, and Support Services Crafts, as well as training sessions of general interest.
07/27/2007 - Secretary-Treasurer Terry Stapleton has certified six union members as candidates for the position of Clerk Craft National Business Agent (A) for the Chicago region. The nominating process was extended because of the untimely death of Percy Harrison Jr., who passed away on June 18. Brother Harrison had filed the necessary petitions for candidacy and was unopposed.
06/27/2007 - The APWU National Executive Board has voted to open nominations for the vacancy in the National Business Agent position caused by the untimely death of Percy Harrison Jr. Brother Harrison, who died on June 18, had filed the necessary petitions for candidacy and was unchallenged.
05/02/2007 - The APWU national election period has begun, and in approximately five months, on Oct. 5, the counting of ballots will commence.
The rules for the election of APWU national officers, as prepared by the 2007 APWU National Election Committee, appeared in the March/April issue of The American Postal Worker, with an update in the May/June edition. Other rules governing the conduct of union elections are promulgated by the Department of Labor.
03/26/2007 - The APWU National Election Committee has amended a rule governing the 2007 election of officers that was published in the March/April issue of The American Postal Worker.
The rule, which originally prohibited automatic national convention delegates from becoming candidates for Director of the APWU Retirees Department and Regional Retiree National Convention Delegate, will now allow automatic delegates to run for Director of the APWU Retirees Department. Automatic national convention delegates will continue to be ineligible to run for Regional Retiree National Convention Delegate.
National Union to Waive Back Dues
03/06/2007 - The USPS has notified the APWU that it expects to disburse back pay for the period from Nov. 25, 2006, through Feb. 2, 2007, in paychecks dated May 18 (Pay Period 10-2007). The retroactive pay will reflect a 1.3 percent raise for five pay periods (Pay Period 25-2006 through 03-2007).