Implementing Commercial Crime Policy Bond Coverage

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Local union bonding is required by (1) the Constitution, and (2) the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Under the LMRDA,...

APWU Bonding Requirements

(This article first appeared in the September/October 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ A requirement of 501(c)(5) organizations is to maintain compliance with the Labor Management Reporting Disclosure Act (LMRDA). Sec. 502 (a) of...

Important Financial, DOL Reports

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  The primary financial officers of local and state unions – the President and Treasurer – have important legal and fiduciary responsibilities, but...

Alex Acosta to resign as Secretary of Labor

Alex Acosta has announced his resignation as Secretary of Labor. Four months ago, the APWU Executive Board called on Acosta to resign for his conduct in 2007 while working as a U.S. Attorney in Miami, when he brokered an unlawful plea bargain with...

What are the Requirements to Remain as a Chartered Local?

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  By Secretary-Treasurer Liz Powell Under the provisions of Article 16.4 of the APWU Constitution, the Secretary-Treasurer’s Department must notify...

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