About the Research and Education Department

The APWU Research & Education Department coordinates the union’s research and educational programs, and serves as a clearinghouse for information on labor studies. 


Twenty Pre-Convention Workshops will be offered on Friday, August 12, 2022, prior to the start of the craft conferences and national convention, at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745. Full day workshops will be offered from (10 am- 5:30 pm) and half- day workshops will be offered from (10 am-1 pm) and from (2:30 pm-5:30 pm).

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Arbitration Advocacy Training

WHEN: August 28th - September 4th, 2022


Objective and Prerequisite - The training is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the techniques needed to effectively prepare a case for arbitration. To attend the training, APWU members must provide, with this registration form, a letter from their local/state president (on local or state letterhead) authorizing their attendance.

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Arbitration Advocacy Training Registration

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Understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2022 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 amends Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII. Women affected by pregnancy or related conditions must be treated in the same manner as other applicants or employees who are similar in their ability or inability to work.

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