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APWU Web News Article 88-2007

APWU Officers’ Election Ends Oct. 5

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. 

APWU Web News Article 82-2007

Several Local and State Elections Set for Nov. 6

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.

APWU Web News Article 77-2007

AFL-CIO President Salutes APWU For Work on ‘Solidarity’ Campaign

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.

APWU Web News Article 76-2007

Online Registration Now Available for All-Craft Conference

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 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.

APWU Web News Article 71-2007

Candidates Certified for Election Of Chicago Region Clerk NBA

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.

APWU Web News Article 33-2007

APWU Web Site 'De-Links' Locals During Union Election Period

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. 

APWU Web News Article 24-2007

National Election Committee Amends Rules

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.

APWU Web News Article 18-2007

Retroactive Pay to Be Issued May 18

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).