We’re Not a Fee-for-Service Organization

There seems to be a misconception that labor unions are fee-for-service organizations. This notion is likely fostered by the fact that union dues fund activities that serve union members. Dues enable unions to negotiate and enforce contracts,...

Contract Wage Increase Affects Dues

A salary increase negotiated in the form of an upgrade in the 2006-2010 Collective Bargaining Agreement will take effect Feb. 16. In accordance with Article 16, Section 2(a) of the APWU Constitution and Bylaws, this will result in a corresponding...

The Importance of AFL-CIO Federation Affiliation

Affiliating with the AFL-CIO state federations and AFL-CIO Central Labor Councils isn’t just the right thing to do — it is essential in our fight to save the United States Postal Service and to protect our jobs. 

Dues Rebate Checks to Locals and State Organizations

Each APWU local and state organizations receives its share of union dues from the national union every two weeks, along with a Dues Check-Off (DCO) list showing its members.

Dues Check-Off Printout

The Dues Check-Off (DCO) printout — sent to each local and state union — is a list of members who are having dues withheld.