09/12/2008 - The APWU Women's Organizing Committee has announced the winners of the union's "Make it a Family Affair" creativity contest, reports APWU Regional Coordinator Liz Powell, the panel's chairwoman.
The contest — designed to promote among our youth a better understanding of the vital role unions and the APWU play in our lives — invited the children or grandchildren of APWU members across the country to submit an original work expressing this theme in song, poem, short video, or PowerPoint presentation.
06/20/2008 - The APWU will conduct new elections for two National Business Agent (NBA) positions to resolve an investigation by the Department of Labor, union President William Burrus has announced. The two elections to be re-run are the Clerk NBA “A” race in the Dallas Region and the Motor Vehicle Services NBA election in the Southwest Sub-Region. The races were initially contested in 2007, as part of the election of more than 80 national officers.
06/18/2008 - The union’s Constitution Committee convened at APWU headquarters in Washington, DC, on June 16 to begin reviewing resolutions submitted by APWU state and local unions to amend the APWU Constitution and Bylaws. The resolutions will be debated and voted on by delegates to the union’s 19th Biennial National Convention in Las Vegas, Aug. 18-22, 2008.
06/12/2008 - Preparations for the union’s National Convention ramped up this week, as the Screening Committee met in Washington, DC, to begin the process of sorting through hundreds of resolutions that will be considered by convention delegates.
06/03/2008 - APWU members are reminded that entries for the union’s creativity contest for their children and grandchildren are due by June 30.
Sponsored by the American Postal Workers Union, the contest is designed to promote among our youth a better understanding of the vital role unions and the APWU play in our lives. Contestants are invited to submit an original work expressing this theme in one of the following formats:
05/19/2008 - Working women understand the difficulties of balancing work and family, the pressure of making ends meet, and the challenges of getting ahead.
That’s why the union urges APWU members to make their voices heard by taking part in the AFL-CIO’s 2008 Ask a Working Woman survey. The thought-provoking survey questions women about their jobs, their free time, and what would make their lives betters.
05/07/2008 - For the first time, APWU locals and state organizations will register delegates to the APWU National Convention online, through the union’s Web site, www.apwu.org. “This is another important step on the road to modernization,” said APWU Secretary-Treasurer Terry R. Stapleton. “Submitting paper credentials is a thing of the past.”
To register delegates from their locals or state organizations, authorized officers must visit the Web site’s Members Only section, and select My Local and Personal Info, where they will be prompted to log-in and enter a password. (Log-in instructions are provided on the page.) Authorized officers are the president and the secretary, secretary-treasurer, or treasurer.
12/21/2007 - The APWU restructuring committee, which met for the first time during the All-Craft Conference in Las Vegas, was addressed by President William Burrus during a teleconference meeting on Dec. 19. Burrus assured participants that he would not attempt to influence their deliberations, noting that the national union is not seeking to restructure. “This committee is the result of a local initiative,” he said.
The committee, chaired by Secretary-Treasurer Terry Stapleton, was mandated by a resolution adopted at the 2006 National Convention. Resolution #523, submitted by the Pennsylvania Postal Workers Union, required the union president to form a committee to review the union’s elected staff at the headquarters and field levels, and distribute its findings to locals at least four months prior to the start of the 2008 National Convention.