Is Your Union Constitution in Conflict?

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Your local union constitution contains the fundamental principles by which the local is governed.

Federal law requires local unions to adopt a constitution that has been approved by the members. Section 201(a) of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA) states, “Every labor organization shall adopt a constitution and by-laws, and shall file a copy thereof with the Secretary [of Labor].”

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The Secretary-Treasurer seeks to increase union revenue by encouraging non-members to join, and is responsible for the collection and proper disbursement of union funds. The Secretary-Treasurer's Department offers in-depth training to local and state union officers who have financial responsibilities for their organizations.

We also provide training on how to conduct local and state union elections, consistent with the rules of the U.S. Department of Labor and the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act.

The Secretary-Treasurer's Department is responsible for interpreting the APWU National Constitution and Bylaws. The department assists local unions and state affiliates by reviewing their constitutions and bylaws and alerting them to any violations of the law or conflicts with the APWU Constitution and Bylaws.

The Secretary-Treasurer's office serves as the liaison to the APWU's Deaf/Hard of Hearing Task Force, which makes recommendations to the national union on issues facing deaf workers and their families.

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Events

2021 All Craft Conference - A Virtual Conference

September 29, 2021 to October 1, 2021

While we all cannot wait to gather together again, the leadership of APWU takes the health and safety of our members seriously.  As a result, in an effort to keep our members safe, the All Craft Conference will be held virtually & Eastern Standard Time. 

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National Convention - CANCELLED

October 4, 2021 to October 7, 2021

3645 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 and adjoining Paris Las Vegas (3655 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109.)

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