Clerk Craft Director





Wendy Kempke

PO Box 372

Adrian, MI 49221-0372


W:  (517) 263-3795

C:  (419) 377-4595

Per the Constitution of the Michigan Postal Workers Union (amended as of May 5, 2018) (Article 11, Section 7): 


Section 7.  Craft Directors shall be responsible for organization, grievances, and dealing with the problems of the membership pertaining to their Craft. Craft Directors shall be elected from the Delegates within their Craft in accordance with Article 7, Section 6 above. Craft Directors shall be encouraged to work with all Area Directors; Craft Directors shall assist the President in developing, organizing, and administering the legislative program of the Michigan Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO. Craft Directors shall be compensated for lost time and expenses while representing and organizing members at large.  Any lost time in excess of  three (3) days per month must be authorized in advance by the President of the MPWU.


Each Craft Director will be authorized to the biennial MPWU Educational Assembly with necessary expenses and lost time.


Furthermore, the constitution also states the following (for all officers), Article 11:


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.



The Clerk Craft Director shall be educated on the various retirement options, to not only include FERS & CSRS, but also to include such options, as IRA's, CD's, Bonds, etc.  The cost of educating the Clerk Craft Director will be reimbursed by the MPWU.