Participant name cards stand ready for the 2023 Biennial PPA Conference on Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22 at the Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club in Madison Wisconsin. Preceding the conference will be an additional day of workshops on Wednesday, July 19. To make room reservations, click here or call 1-800-356-8293. The guestroom rate is $169.00 per night plus 15.5% tax. The hotel will provide free ground transportation from the airport and a reduced parking rate of $12 per night.
Attend the 2023 PPA Conference!
Plans are in place for the 2023 biennial conference of the American Postal Workers Union National Postal Press Association. This event is not only carefully planned for the training of editors but also for addressing both the internal and external communication needs of local and state organizations.
The four-day program consists of nine information-packed workshops that will be of value to all who attend; from novice to experienced, to local or state organizations desiring to establish or enhance a communications program for its membership. Additionally, recognizing the importance of external communication and outreach; the conference will include sessions on public speaking, working with the mainstream media, influencing public support and social justice unionism.
Held every two years, the PPA Conference should be a must-attend meeting for every union activist. Possessing the skills to communicate both internally and externally is an important and necessary asset. Regardless of the office held in our union, learning about communication as a means to better represent the membership should be a part of every union representative’s educational development.
With postal workers facing constant challenges, it is especially important to have an active, supportive and united membership. In this regard, we should consider the value of maintaining a presence with our members and in our communities by the regular use of effective communication mediums; such as newsletters, social media and by communicating through other public forums as well.
The PPA Conference is an opportunity to learn more about communication – a valuable activity that can influence not only the membership but also everyone the union needs to reach in order to promote and protect the interests of APWU members and their families.
Click on the links below for Conference Workshop Descriptions, Registration Form and Schedule of Events.
Quote of the month - June
"The most important word in the language of the working class is solidarity."
– Harry Bridges