Area 3 Director
(Representing those Members at Large in the 481 Zip Code area)
17491 Huron River Drive
New Boston, MI 48164-9557
Cell: (734) 558-6933
Home: (734) 753-0438
Per the Constitution of the Michigan Postal Workers Union (amended as of May 5, 2018) - Article 11:
Section 6. Area
Directors: Area Directors shall be responsible for grievances, organizational
work and membership in their respective Areas. Area Directors are to be elected
from established Areas, as outlined in Article 10, Section 2. [A] It shall be
the responsibility of the Director of Education to coordinate Area Assemblies in
conjunction with Area Directors as to program content and dates of assembles. As
a minimum, one (1) official Area meeting shall be held each year.
The area meetings will be rotated with three (3) areas to be determined
numerically 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12. At least 3 Area
Directors shall coordinate such meetings. Plans
for Area Assemblies will be published in the Michigan Messenger and on the
website, with dates, places, and proposed programs.
Immediately following knowing of dates and location and agenda, all
locals will be informed by e-Mail and US Mail.Ē
[B] Area Directors may appoint, as necessary, with the
approval of the President, an Assistant Area Director, to assist in the
functions of the Area Directorís office, and to be compensated at the same rate
as other officers.
[C] Area Directors are responsible for reporting to their
respective Areas, and representing the MALís in their Area. The Area Directors
duties are also to act as a liaison between the Area membership and the State
(D) Area Directors shall be compensated for lost time and
expenses while representing/ organizing members at large in their respective
areas. Any lost time in excess of three (3) days per month must first be
authorized by the President of the MPWU.
[E] Area Directors are responsible for ensuring that all
the MALís and small offices, (with less than 20 employees) in their Areas, are
provided with the information necessary to contact their Area Director, and the
MPWU Officers. In addition, Area Directors shall be responsible for making
contact by any means to each MAL and small office, (those not in Area Locals,
and those with less than twenty (20) employees, each calendar year.) If no
contact is possible, the Area Directors shall report promptly, such inability to
make to the MPWU Executive Secretary. Area Directors shall also be responsible
for visiting as many small offices within their Area as possible: during the
calendar year, and shall report all such visits, in their convention reports.
Failure to furnish contact and small office visit information in the Convention
reports, shall result in denial of payment of Convention expenses for Area
[F] The Area Directors will submit for publication in the
Michigan Messenger two (2) articles per year pertaining to the issues and
concerns in the area that they represent.
[G] Area Directors will be compensated at the employee current rate for
non-LWOP hours worked outside their tour.
Area Directors must get prior approval from the MPWU President for all
non-LWOP hours worked outside their tour.
Area directors must submit name and office worked to the Treasurer at the
time of reimbursement.
Furthermore, the constitution also states the following (for all officers):
Section 11. All Officers of
the MPWU, AFL-CIO will give a written report of their activities, to be printed
and distributed to all delegates to the State Convention. All reports will be
included in the Convention Officers Reports to the Convention Delegates, at the
time of registration. These reports are to be given to the Executive Secretary
thirty (30) days prior to the opening day of the Convention. Failure to comply
with this provision will result in the Officer not having his/her Convention
expenses paid. Written notices will
be sent by the Executive Secretary, reminding all Officers of their
Constitutional Convention requirement provisions.
Section 12. All Officers
shall turn over all records, supplies, and equipment to his/her successor within
twenty (20) days of the certification of the election results.
Section 16. All officers,
Area Directors, Committee Appointees or any other member receiving advances from
the MPWU, shall be responsible for receipting all expenses on advances within
each quarter or it shall be considered income and will be taxed accordingly.
Section 17. No state
officer or state representative may enter a local installation, local labor
management meeting, or any other local issue without first getting approval from
the said local president.