About the Organization Department

The Organization Department helps strengthen the APWU at the local, state and national level by maintaining and increasing the membership of our union.

The Director is responsible for organizing the unorganized, promoting and advising membership committees in all phases of membership recruitment programs. The department also prepares and maintains organizing material to the respective membership for all APWU divisions.

Director Anna Smith can be reached at (202) 842-4227 or email: asmith@apwu.org.

A 'New Normal' at the End of 2020

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Who would have thought what we considered the “norm” at the beginning of 2020 would look so different today? Ringing in the 2020 New Year was in some manner similar to ringing in the New Year back in 2000. The significance of the number 2020 seemed to have this cool new vibe to it. No longer in the teens and great things were going to happen in 2020. We were looking forward to the New Year with a new perspective on life, setting goals and off to new adventures.

Well that did not work out so hot. Who would have thought our lives would change so drastically, and go in different directions by the end of the year?

We were all thrusted into this new way of life, managing everyday tasks while maintaining our households, and trying to keep our composure together through it all.

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September 16, 2020

New Policies are an Organizing Opportunity

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) As concerned...

July 1, 2020

It is Not Too Late to Get Involved

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Right now, a lot of...

May 20, 2020

United at a Safe Distance

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Just about everyone is...

January 23, 2020

Is There a Union Meeting — Who cares?

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Far too many...

About the Organization Department

The Organization Department helps strengthen the APWU at the local, state and national level by recruiting new members and increasing the membership in our union. 

The Organization Director works with our union’s leadership at every level to create and maintain organizing materials that are an effective appeal to prospective members of all divisions and crafts. The department promotes, encourages, and advises membership committees in all the phases of local and national membership recruitment programs.

Additional activities of the Organization Department include:

  • The development and implementation of innovative training programs to best equip our organizers at the local, state and national level.
  • Monitor and evaluate our membership data to discover where our efforts are working and where to focus our resources to the greatest effect.
  • Work with all other department and divisions at the headquarters level to incorporate a comprehensive message of the full benefit of APWU membership.
  • Create new methods of streamlining our membership process with an emphasis on accuracy and lowering the workload on our locals.
  • Providing new tools to make organizing our membership easier, more accurate and effective for our local and state organizations.  

IT TAKES ALL OF US - The Union isn’t a 3rd Party

Organizing our membership is every member’s job all the time. The success of our organizing effort is dependent on local and state involvement. The Organization Department is committed to providing the tools for us to succeed but it is only with your help that we can reach our goal of maximum solidarity.  

I welcome all of our brothers and sisters to join in the organization effort and if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at (202) 842-4227.

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