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.

Let's Get Organized in 2022!

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Organizing with our co-workers is the only way we can strengthen our union. As 2021 came to a close, together we have signed up over 25,000 new members!

After coming out of a turbulent year in 2020, we made great strides in organizing at every level of the APWU. As we enter 2022, we cannot let that momentum die. Take a moment to enjoy the success of increasing our strength, but let’s not let it stop us from organizing the unorganized.

Be on the watch for upcoming organizing events and drives to help keep our momentum going as we take on 2022...

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January 6, 2022

Let's Get Organized in 2022!

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Organizing with...

November 12, 2021

Organize at Orientation

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

August 27, 2021

The Power of Organizing

(This article first appeared in the September-October issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) I often hear some...

August 9, 2021

Passing of Frank Romero, Former Organization Director

Frank A. Romero, former Organization Director of the APWU, unexpectedly passed away at the age of 67.

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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