The National Convention is the union’s highest decision-making body and helps the union chart its course for the future. 

Twenty-one hundred APWU members traveled to Pittsburgh, PA for the 24th Biennial APWU National Convention in August 2018. Delegates debated and voted on resolutions on a wide variety of subjects. 

Four days of rousing speeches, an enthusiastic rally against the privatization of the public Postal Service, as well as vigorous debate over resolutions on work floor topics and social issues reflected the APWU’s spirit of activism and a commitment to strengthen the union.

When all was said and done, the union had publicly opposed rising fascism in the U.S., garnered extensive media coverage of the united fight against the sale of the Post Office to private corporations, displayed solidarity with workers and other allies, and identified additional goals for the next round of contract negotiations.

25th APWU Biennial National Convention Resolutions Deadline Extended

Due to the postponement of the 25th APWU Biennial National convention until Oct. 2021, the deadline for the submission of resolutions has been extended. The original deadline was June 1, 2020. The deadline has been extended due to the postponement of the National Convention. Local/State Presidents can click here for the members only resolution submission link. 

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 craft 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 via email 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.  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 will be referred to the appropriate committees and will be presented at the National Convention, provided they have been properly authorized and signed, and provided they do not deal with subjects otherwise covered.

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 here.

Click here for detailed instructions on resolution submission. 

 

Resolutions

Delegates will debate and vote on the proposals that will guide the union’s work over the next two years. The resolutions address labor-management issues, workers’ solidarity, legislative topics, craft-specific items, and proposals to change the union’s constitution. 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.

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 craft 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 via email that will be accessible only to local/state/chapter presidents and to local/state/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. 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 the deadline 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 here.

 

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 24th 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 through 2016 [PDF – Members Only] is available. Also available are Labor-Management Resolutions adopted by convention delegates through 2012 [PDF – Members Only], along with a list of Labor-Management Resolutions adopted in 2014 [PDF – Members Only]; these resolutions will not be considered again (except via a motion for reconsideration).

Click here for more information on resolutions. 

April 16, 2020

Due to Covid Pandemic, the National Executive Board Votes to Postpone 25th Biennial National Convention

After much thought and consideration for the safety of our Local and State delegates, national officers, families,...