Convention Reminder

May 1, 2018

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(This article first appeared in the May-June 2018 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine)  

The 24th Biennial APWU National Convention will take place Monday, Aug. 20 through Thursday, Aug. 23, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.

Locals are encouraged to make hotel reservations and travel arrangements as soon as possible. Everything you need to make your hotel and travel plans can be found at

Let Your Voice Be Heard

In accordance with the APWU Constitution and Bylaws, each local and area local is entitled to representation at the National Convention based on one delegate – and one vote – for each 25 members or fraction thereof. Each local is entitled to at least one vote.

State organizations are entitled to one delegate and one vote for each 25 members or fraction thereof in the states who are not part of a local. Each regional organization that is organized in place of a state organization, and where no state organization exists, is entitled to one vote for each 25 members or fraction thereof of the unrepresented members. No local, state or regional organization shall be represented by proxy.

Each national officer holding an elective office shall serve as a delegate with the right to speak and one vote. The convention can authorize members-at-large (MALs) to vote, provided not more than three attend the convention. If more than three attend, the convention can apportion one vote to every three MALs. Five elected Retiree National Convention Delegates, one from each region, shall be seated at the National Convention. Each will have a voice and a vote.

APWU locals and state organizations are urged to send their full quota of delegates. MALs also are encouraged to attend. Local, state, and regional organizations are reminded that they must adhere to the requirements of applicable federal laws when electing delegates.


June 4 is the deadline for the submission of resolutions for publication in the convention book. Resolutions are accepted from local or state affiliates, 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 received after June 4 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.

For more information, visit A resolution form can be viewed online on the Members Only website.

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