Energize! Mobilize! Organize! is the theme of the American Postal Workers Union’s 27th Biennial Convention, which is set for Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Huntington Place Convention Center in Detroit, MI.

The National Convention is the union’s highest decision-making body and helps the union chart its course for the future. Approximately 2,000 APWU delegates will debate and vote on resolutions that will be introduced on a wide variety of subjects. The resolutions give focus to the union’s goals and help us better serve our members.

APWU locals and state organizations are urged to send their full quota of delegates. Members-at-Large (MAL) also are encouraged to attend.

Several other important union events will take place in the days before and after the convention. Meetings for each of the Divisions – Clerk, Maintenance, Motor Vehicle Service, and Support Services – are set for the weekend of July 13-14, as is the APWU Retiree’s Conference. The BMC Conference will be held prior to the convention, on the afternoon of Thursday, July 11, 2024 from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm ET. The APWU Research & Education Department will conduct a series of pre-convention workshops on Friday, July 12. (The complete schedule of events can be viewed in the Convention Event Page)

Plan Your Stay Well Ahead

Even though the convention is months away, it is essential for all locals, state organizations, members-at-large, and retirees to make their arrangements as soon as possible. Everything you need to make your hotel and travel plans can be found at www.apwu.org/convention.

Resolutions

June 1 is the deadline for the submission of resolutions for publication in the Convention Book. Resolutions are accepted from local or state affiliates, local and state retiree chapters or from Members-at-Large (who are the only members permitted to submit resolutions under their own signature). Resolutions adopted at division meetings, either during an off-year or immediately prior to the National Convention, are also accepted.

Resolutions from local or state affiliates and local and state retiree chapters must be submitted electronically through a special link on the union’s website that will be accessible only to local/state/retiree chapter presidents and to local/state/retiree chapter secretaries, treasurers, and secretary-treasurers. There will be a box to check, certifying that the submitter is the authorized officer, which will serve as an electronic signature.

Members-at-Large must sign and submit their resolutions directly to the National Secretary-Treasurer prior to the June 1 deadline. Resolutions must be typed, double-spaced and submitted individually (one per page). Resolutions not properly certified electronically or signed will be returned.

Per Article 5, Section 3, of the APWU Constitution, the Secretary-Treasurer will submit the resolutions to the Screening Committee, which works to eliminate repetition and consolidate issues. Once the committee has completed its review, locals and pre-registered delegates will have an opportunity to view the resolutions on the APWU website.

Resolutions received after June 1 will be referred to the appropriate committees and will be presented at the National Convention as addendums, provided they have been properly authorized and signed, and provided they do not deal with subjects otherwise covered by the Screening Committee.

To achieve uniformity, it is requested that resolutions be structured as follows:

  • The name of the appropriate committee to review the resolution, e.g., Labor-Management Committee;
  • The article number and section of the Collective Bargaining Agreement or APWU Constitution and Bylaws the resolution addresses, if applicable;
  • The resolution title;
  • The names of the sponsoring locals, state organizations and/or Member-at-Large;
  • The body or text of the resolution itself.

A sample resolution format can be viewed online in the Member’s Only section.

In accordance with convention rules, additional resolutions may be presented at the National Convention, provided they have been properly authorized by locals, state organizations, or members-at-large.

You can find a copy of the resolutions here (Members Only log in required).

Downloadable Resources:

APWU Resolution Form (Fillable)

APWU Resolution Form Instructions

Resolution Archive

“We post the resolutions online to give union members and delegates the opportunity to discuss them in advance of the convention,” said APWU Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell.

In addition, each delegate will receive a copy of the resolutions in book form, so they will be able to review each proposal as it is debated. The current 26th Biennial National Convention Resolutions book may be viewed online here.

In accordance with convention rules, additional resolutions may be presented at the National Convention, provided they have been properly authorized by locals, state organizations, or members-at-large.

A List of Labor-Management Resolutions adopted by convention delegates from 1968 through 2022 is available here. These resolutions will not be considered again (except via a motion for reconsideration).

Click here for more information on resolutions. 

Convention Credentials

APWU locals and state organizations are required to register delegates to the National Convention online through the link below.

Registration begins April 1.

Officers will be prompted to log-in to the Members Only section of the APWU web site and enter a password. Only authorized officers (the president and one of the following: secretary-treasurer, secretary, or treasurer) are permitted to register delegates.

Delegate Registration

Delegate registration takes place in the Members’ Only section of the APWU website. Once logged in, officers should click on Convention Delegate Registration in the blue right-hand column. They will then be provided with instructions for selecting and registering delegates.

If submitted by the president, delegate names must be verified by an authorized officer; conversely, names submitted by the secretary-treasurer, secretary, or treasurer must be approved by the president.

If the president makes the initial request, an e-mail message will be sent to the secretary, treasurer, or secretary-treasurer.  If the secretary-treasurer, secretary, or treasurer makes the initial request, the request for confirmation will be sent to the president.  The officer who receives the notice requesting confirmation of the registration must visit the Convention Credentials registration page to confirm the request.  Once the registration request has been confirmed, officers may print out delegates’ credentials.

The Convention Credentials registration page will indicate the number of delegates local officers are able to register; the number of delegates that have already been registered, and the number pending verification.

Officers may submit delegates’ names individually or in groups. After delegates have been registered and verified, local officers will be instructed to print the credentials and bring them to the convention.

Officers who need assistance should e-mail hdecker@apwu.org.

2024 NATIONAL CONVENTION HOTEL

The APWU has negotiated a special room rate with various hotels in Detroit, MI. The reservation cutoff dates are listed below. Rooms and rates will be based on availability. You must use a credit card when booking online.

You will receive a confirmation of your reservation via e-mail. Questions regarding hotel reservations should be directed to the hotel. For each room, a one-night’s-stay deposit, plus tax is requested with payment by credit card. Failure to notify the hotel of a change in arrival date will result in cancellation of the reservation and the deposit will be forfeited. Information regarding cancellation and incidental deposits is listed below.

Early departure is subject to a penalty, set by the hotel. If you do not cancel by the date listed below or do not arrive on your confirmed arrival date, your full reservation will be cancelled.

Please note that APWU locals and state organizations may pay by check or money order. All reservations being done via check or money order must be guaranteed with full pre-payment in the amount equal to the number of nights reserved multiplied by the room rate, resort fee and applicable taxes. Payment will be accepted via check or money order mailed to the hotel on or before Monday, June 3, 2024. Please ensure that only one payment in the total amount due is sent per reservation. Multiple payments for the same reservation will not be accepted.

Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center

Hotel Name: 

Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center

Address: 

400 Renaissance Dr., Detroit, MI 48243

Rate: 

$198.00/night + tax

Registration Cutoff Date: 

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Cancellation Policy: 

Forty-Eight (48) hours prior to the guest’s arrival date.

Incidental Deposit Policy:

Each guest checking in will be required to leave a $50 per day, capped at $250, cash, credit or debit card deposit per room. This deposit is fully refundable upon guest check out, as long as no incidental charges are incurred. If the guest is using a debit card, the authorization will be released based on the parameters set by the guest’s banking institution. Most banks release the pending authorization within 3-5 business days, however, some banks release funds up to 30 days after check-out. This information is not set by, nor communicated to Marriott Detroit Renaissance Center or the American Postal Workers Union. If the guest should encounter an issue with the release of said funds, the guest should contact their banking institution to determine when their funds will be released. Please note the incidental hold is not placed until check in.

Link for Online Reservations: 

https://book.passkey.com/go/APWUBiennialConv2024  

Phone Number for Registrations:

(877) 901-6632 – mention APWU Biennial National Convention 2024 when booking

Payment by Check 

Checks must be received no less than two (2) weeks prior to the guest’s arrival date. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at the number above or use the link to book. Please note that a credit card will be required to hold the reservation. To calculate the amount for the check, please use the following formula: Nightly Room Rate x 1.15 x Total Number of Nights = Check Total. All checks should be made payable to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, PO Box 437343, Detroit, MI 48243 and mailed to this same address.

Courtyard Detroit Downtown

Hotel Name:

Courtyard Detroit Downtown

Address:

333 East Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48226

Rate:

$199.00/night + tax

Registration Cutoff Date:

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Cancellation Policy:

Seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival/must obtain a cancellation number

Incidental Deposit Policy*:

Each guest checking in will be required to leave a $100 per stay cash, credit or debit card deposit per room. This deposit is fully refundable upon guest check out, as long as no incidental charges are incurred. If the guest is using a debit card, the authorization will be released based on the parameters set by the guest’s banking institution. Most banks release the pending authorization within 3-5 business days, however, some banks release funds up to 30 days after check-out. This information is not set by, nor communicated to the hotel or the American Postal Workers Union. If the guest should encounter an issue with the release of said funds, the guest should contact their banking institution to determine when their funds will be released. Please note the incidental hold is not placed until check in.

Link for Online Reservations:

https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1706548220417&key=GRP

Phone Number for Reservations:

(800) 353-8365

Payment by Check:

Checks must be received no less than two (2) weeks prior to the guest’s arrival date. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at the number above or use the link to book. Please note that a credit card will be required to hold the reservation. The check total should include the total room rate plus 15% tax (state and hotel tax). All checks should be made payable to the Courtyard by Marriott, 333 E Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48226 and mailed to the same address.

Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown

Hotel Name:

Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown

Address:

351 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48226

Rate:

$229.00/night + tax

Registration Cutoff Date:

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Cancellation Policy:

Seventy-two (72) hours prior to the guest’s arrival date.

Incidental Deposit Policy*:

$85 hold for the stay. Each guest will be responsible for providing a credit card at check-in.

Link for Online Reservations:

https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/detdhgi-xapu-b5a16f24-e755-416f-8a8b-8f31727d43aa/

Phone Number for Reservations:

(313) 967-0900

Payment by Check:

Guests are able to pay by company check only. The property does not accept personal checks. Checks must be received no less than two (2) weeks prior to the guest’s arrival date. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at (313) 967-0900 and ask to speak with the Sales office. The Sales office will be able to assist with making the reservation. All checks should be made payable to the Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown, 351 Gratiot Ave., Detroit, MI 48226 and mailed to this same address.

Check-In/Out Times:

Check-In Time: 4:00 pm

Check-Out Time: 11:00 am

Please note that early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed and will be granted on a case by case bsis.

Hollywood Casino at Greektown

Hotel Name:

Hollywood Casino at Greektown

Address:

1200 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48226

Rate:

$159.00/night + tax

Registration Cutoff Date:

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Cancellation Policy:

24 Hours or More Prior to Arrival Date

Incidental Deposit Policy*:

Each guest checking in will be required to leave a $100 per stay cash, credit or debit card deposit per room. This deposit is fully refundable upon guest check out, as long as no incidental charges are incurred. If the guest is using a debit card, the authorization will be released based on the parameters set by the guest’s banking institution. Most banks release the pending authorization within 3-5 business days, however, some banks release funds up to 30 days after check-out. This information is not set by, nor communicated to Greentown Casino or the American Postal Workers Union. If the guest should encounter an issue with the release of said funds, the guest should contact their banking institution to determine when their funds will be released. Please note the incidental hold is not placed until check in.

Link for Online Reservations:

https://book.rguest.com/onecart/wbe/calendar/688/hollywoodgreektown/APOST24

Phone Number for Reservations:

(877) 424-5554 - mention group code APOST24 when booking

Payment by Check:

This property does not allow payment by check. Credit or debit card payments only.

Check-In/Out Times:

Check-In Time: 4:00 pm

Check-Out Time: 11:00 am

Please note that early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be guaranteed and will be granted on a case by case basis.

Hotel Indigo Detroit Downtown

Hotel Name:

Hotel Indigo Detroit Downtown

Address:

1020 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226

Rate:

$199.00/night + tax

Registration Cutoff Date:

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Cancellation Policy:

Three (3) business days prior to arrival/must obtain a cancellation number

Incidental Deposit Policy*:

Each guest checking in will be required to leave a $100 per stay cash, credit or debit card deposit per room. This deposit is fully refundable upon guest check out, as long as no incidental charges are incurred. If the guest is using a debit card, the authorization will be released based on the parameters set by the guest’s banking institution. Most banks release the pending authorization within 3-5 business days, however, some banks release funds up to 30 days after check-out. This information is not set by, nor communicated to Hotel Indigo Detroit Downtown or the American Postal Workers Union. If the guest should encounter an issue with the release of said funds, the guest should contact their banking institution to determine when their funds will be released. Please note the incidental hold is not placed until check in.

Link for Online Reservations:

https://www.ihg.com/hotelindigo/hotels/us/en/find-hotels/select-roomrate...

Phone Number for Reservations:

(877) 846-3446 (use Group Rate Code Q21)

MGM Grand Detroit

Hotel Name:

MGM Grand Detroit

Address:

1777 3rd Ave., Detroit, MI 48226

Rate:

$281.00/night + $20/night resort fee + tax

Registration Cutoff Date:

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Cancellation Policy:

24 Hours or More Prior to Arrival Date

Incidental Deposit Policy*:

Each guest checking in will be required to leave a $100 per stay cash, credit or debit card deposit per room. This deposit is fully refundable upon guest check out, as long as no incidental charges are incurred. If the guest is using a debit card, the authorization will be released based on the parameters set by the guest’s banking institution. Most banks release the pending authorization within 3-5 business days, however, some banks release funds up to 30 days after check-out. This information is not set by, nor communicated to Greentown Casino or the American Postal Workers Union. If the guest should encounter an issue with the release of said funds, the guest should contact their banking institution to determine when their funds will be released. Please note the incidental hold is not placed until check in.

Link for Online Reservations:

https://book.passkey.com/e/50716119

Payment by Check:

Checks must be received no later than Monday, June 10. To make a reservation, send an email to Brionna Samuel (bsamuel@det.mgmgrand.com). Ms. Samuel will make the reservation and provide the final amount due. All checks should be made payable to MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 Third St., Detroit, MI 48226, Attn: Jason Buschmohle and mailed to this same address.

Additional Information:

Each reservation requires a minimum four (4) night stay. Any guest departing prior to the four (4) nights will be charged an early departure fee equal to a minimum of four (4) nights.

Resort Fee:

The $20/night resort fee includes the following:

  • 24 hour unlimited in/out valet parking
  • 24 hour unlimited in/out self-parking
  • In-room & property wide Wi-Fi
  • In-room Keurig Coffee with upscale coffee brands
  • In-room daily bottled water service (2 per room)
  • Access to fitness center
  • Access to Immerse Spa facilities, including salt-water pool with day beds, hot tubs and steam rooms
  • Select business center services including boarding passes, fax services (up to 5 pages) and copy services (up to 5 copies)

MotorCity

Hotel Name:

MotorCity

Address:

1020 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226

Rate:

$199.00/night + tax

Registration Cutoff Date:

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Cancellation Policy:

Day prior to arrival by 4:00 pm ET

Incidental Deposit Policy*:

There is an incidental charge of $50 total. If a guest goes over the deposit, the hotel will authorize the difference on the guest’s card. This is not a daily charge.

Link for Online Reservations:

https://booking.motorcitycasino.com?package=071024APWU

Phone Number for Reservations:

(313) 237-7711 – mention APWU National #33047 when booking

Payment by Check:

Checks must be received no less than two (2) weeks prior to the guest’s arrival date. To make a reservation, call the hotel directly at the number above or use the link to book. Please note that a credit card will be required to hold the reservation. All checks should be made payable to the MotorCity Casino Hotel, Attn: Hotel Front Desk, 2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201 and mailed to the same address.

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Hotel Name:

Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Address:

1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226

Rate:

$209.00/night + tax

Registration Cutoff Date:

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Cancellation Policy:

48 hours prior to arrival/must obtain a cancellation number

Incidental Deposit Policy*:

There is an incidental charge of $150 total. If a guest goes over the deposit, the hotel will authorize the difference on the guest’s card. This is not a daily charge.

Link for Online Reservations:

https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1699040635937&key=GRP&app=resvlink

Phone Number for Reservations:

(888) 627-7150; let agent know with APWU

Transportation

Information will be coming soon.

Car Rental

APWU has made arrangements with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental for discounted automobile rental rates for convention delegates. When renting, please use the following link: https://partners.rentalcar.com/aflcio-leisure-use/.

From/To Airport

The main airport that serves the Detroit, MI area is Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). It is approximately 21 miles from the airport to the downtown area.

Convenient, on-demand transportation is minutes away with Metro Cars and Metro Cab. Request transportation from the airport to the downtown area, day or night. Handicap accessible vehicles are available upon request. Reservations cab be made in advance and are also available to pick up at the airport.

To make a reservation, contact Metro Cars or Metro Cab or visit the Metro Cars/Metro Cab kiosks located in the Ground Transportation Centers at each terminal. Metro Cars: (800) 456-1701. Metro Cabs: (734) 997-6500.

From the McNamara Terminal, taxi and luxury sedan services dispatch in the middle of the Ground Transportation Center, located on Level 4. Upon arrival in Detroit, and once all baggage has been claimed, follow signs to Ground Transportation to catch a ride.

From the Evans Terminal, taxi and luxury sedan services dispatch from the upper level of the Ground Transportation Center. Upon arrival in Detroit, and once all baggage has been claimed, follow signs to Ground Transportation to Level 4 to catch a ride.

For additional information regarding transportation to and from the airport, please visit https://www.metroairport.com/to-from-dtw/taxis-luxury-sedans.

Maps & More

For maps of the city and well as information on dining, visit https://visitdetroit.com

Between Hotels & Convention Center

The Detroit People Mover is operating a zero-fare program with a fare-free policy for all riders throughout 2024. All passengers can board and ride for free. The Detroit People Mover is located near some of the hotels contracted for the convention. Additional information regarding the Detroit People Mover can be found here: https://www.thepeoplemover.com/.

For hotels that are not near a People Mover station or for individuals who may need special assistance getting between their hotel and the convention center, alternate bus transportation will be provided.

 

Children’s Program

Kiddie Corp, a professional childcare company, will provide activities for delegates’ children ages 6 months to 12 years Monday, July 15 through Thursday, July 18, 2024 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Reservations will be necessary. Kiddie Corp Registration: https://form.jotform.com/KiddieCorp/apwukids

Registration must be completed by Monday, June 17, 2024.

Retirees Department Conference

APWU retirees will meet Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 13, we will have an early evening event from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Please see the 2024 Biennial Retiree Convention Event Page for more details.

Registration and Agenda Items

Conference participants should register by Thurs., June 13 to ensure you will receive all conference materials. Registration forms are available on the APWU website on the Retiree Department page, or you can call the Retirees Department toll free at 877-279-8669, select option five (5). You can also register online by clicking here.  You will receive confirmation of your registration by mail.

For the latest information, check this page as the convention approaches or contact the Retirees Department toll-free at 877-279-8669, select option five (5).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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