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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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Treasurer Responsibilities During COVID-19

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Coronavirus is wreaking havoc on many aspects of our everyday lives and we are collectively adjusting to what appears to be our new norm. Not only will we have to adapt to alternative methods of handling business in our personal lives, but our responsibilities as union officials will also require some adaptations in how we will function while staying within the provisions of the Labor Management Disclosure Act.

Fortunately, the Department of Labor (DOL) and IRS have recognized the unprecedented effects COVID-19 has placed upon labor organizations. As such, the DOL has issued two advisories that affect union elections and filing LM reports. Local Treasurers will want to take a look at whether their local circumstance(s) qualifies for the COVID-19 Employee Retention Payroll Tax Credit under IRS guidelines.

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2021 All Craft Conference

September 30, 2021 to October 2, 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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National Convention

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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