APWU HQ officer also serving as Local President, receiving two salaries?

Submitted by an APWU Member:

Why is an APWU National Headquarters Officer still the Local President in his Local from another state and being paid $28,800 in that position PLUS his Headquarters salary?

5 thoughts on “APWU HQ officer also serving as Local President, receiving two salaries?

  1. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter
    Past or current office held, if any
    Retiree Chapter President
    My comments related to this issue have nothing to do with who I support or not in the upcoming National APWU Elections.
    1. Anyone can get a copy of any local union’s LM2 or LM 3. Most locals use LM 2’s but LM 3’s are used if income is less than $250,000.

    2. Officer’s disbursements are listed.

    3. Detailed reasons for a disbursement are not provided.

    4. Payment to full time local officers for annual and sick leave carried on the book and paid once they leave office.

    5. The local stated the payment was for accrued benefits and would be [paid out over a period of time to lessen the impact on a local union.

    6. It appears the benefit was listed under salaries because the IRS considers such payments income and they are taxed.

  2. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Terre Haute Area Local #618
    Past or current office held, if any
    2016 Candidate for APWU President
    I will not be rushing to pass judgement to quickly on this subject. I am sure there is a reasonable explanation. I think chances are this is nothing to worry about here. Tony is a heck of nice guy and has done an excellent job as the APWU DIR. Now we could use a new President! I bet if I was President and Tony was DIR we just might be able do a little bit better than a 3% pay raise for our regular workforce. I seriously don’t think he has a thing wrong. I’d be in shock if he did. Still I believe people are innocent until proven guilty. I tend to think the best of people first. This will probably pass just fine.

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  3. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Florida State Retirees Chapter
    Past or current office held, if any
    Former Sec-Treasurer, Pgh Metro Area Local, Candidate Director, Retirees Dept.
    To the best of my knowledge “double-dipping” is a violation of the law and the dept of labor will deal with brother McKinnon if this is true. What bothers me more is that the post exposing this appears to be anonymous. One should be willing to put their name to their post, as I did in the posting “The elephant in the room.”

  4. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    President Pittsburgh PA Retiree Chapter
    Past or current office held, if any
    President Pgh Local 1974-1994, APWU DIR 1980-1983
    I regret breaking your heart Don, but when I was in that dual capacity I did not, repeat did not, draw the Local President salary while I was APWU DIR from 1980-1983. I had no desire to draw two salaries, that would be ethically repugnant to me on the one hand, and may even be a violation of Department Of Labor regulations and legalities on the other hand. FYI, there have been many cases over the years of Federal convictions for “double dipping” by various Labor figures in my recollection.

  5. Union and NAME of Local/Branch
    APWU - Auburn WA Local
    Past or current office held, if any
    Retired President
    John Richards was Pittsburgh Local President from 1974 to 1994 and APWU Director of Industrial Relations from 1980-1983 — at the same time.

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