The Meadows Events & Conference Center at Prairie Meadows Hotel, Racetrack & Casino Altoona, Iowa site of the Biennial PPA Conference on August 1-3. Preceding the conference will be a full day of workshops on Wednesday, July 31. The room rate is $129.00 per day king or double queen occupancy. Current tax rate is 12%. For room reservations click on the link below or call 1-800-325-9015 using group code 07292019APW. Prairie Meadows will provide free shuttle service from Des Moines International Airport, complimentary Internet access and no charge for parking a vehicle.
Registration open for PPA Conference
Plans are set for the 2019 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 intensive four-day program consists of twelve 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, fighting privatization, 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 additional conference information, workshop descriptions, registration form and schedule of events.