Per the Constitution of the Michigan Postal Workers Union (amended as of May 24, 2014) (Article 11, Section 4): 


Section 4.  Director of Education: The Director of Education shall plan and conduct a comprehensive program of Labor Education for Local members, members-at-large, and officers. The Director of Education shall coordinate Michigan Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO training activities with those of the National Office, Educational Institutes, and other Labor Unions. The Director of Education shall plan, as a minimum, one (1) official Area meeting 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. These Area meetings shall center on specific subject areas of interest and concern including legislation and stewards. Where there is a registration fee charged for Educational Assembly and/or Area District Meetings, APWU members belonging to the host local shall be charged 40% of the registration fee, provided they pre-register and only attend classes.


The Illinois Postal Workers Union shall be invited to at least two (2) of these assemblies per year by mail. At least one of these educational meetings shall deal with human relations related issues.


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.