Retiree Chapters

Form a Local APWU Retirees Chapter

It only takes 10 APWU retirees from a local or area local to form a retiree chapter.

The first step is for a local or area local to pass a resolution supporting the establishment of a retiree chapter.

Once the resolution is passed, contact the Retirees Department. We will send you a sample Constitution and Bylaws, as well as several examples of those that other retiree chapters have adopted.

We will also send you a list of retirees that currently reside in your area, and provide further assistance. We will help you get organized, and suggest a wide range of activities that other chapters have undertaken successfully.

APWU State and Local Retiree Chapters

To learn how to contact retiree chapters, write to or call the APWU Retirees Department, 1300 L St., N.W, Washington, DC 20005 (202) 842-8584.

(Updated June 2018)

State Chapters
Florida State Retiree Chapter
Ohio State Retiree Chapter
Michigan State Retiree Chapter
California State Retiree Chapter
Texas State Retiree Chapter
Missouri State Retiree Chapter

Local Chapters
Atlanta Metro Area Retiree Chapter
Baltimore Francis “Stu” Fibley Retiree Chapter
Brooklyn Retiree Chapter
Broward County Retiree Chapter
California Area Retiree Chapter
Central Florida Area Retiree Chapter
Chicago Area Retiree Chapter
Cleveland Area Retiree Chapter
Columbus Area Retiree Chapter
Dallas Area Retiree Chapter
480-481 Dave Lenard Area Local Retiree Chapter
Dayton Area Retiree Chapter
Denver Metro Area Retiree Chapter 
Des Moines Area Retiree Chapter
Detroit District Area Retiree Chapter
Fayetteville Area Retiree Chapter
Flint Area Retiree Chapter
Fort Worth Retiree Chapter
Gone But Not Forgotten
Greater Cincinnati Ohio Area Retiree Chapter
Greater Los Angeles Area Retiree Chapter
Greater Las Vegas Area Retiree Chapter
Heart of Illinois Retiree Chapter
Houston Area Retiree Chapter
Indianapolis Area Retiree Chapter
Kansas City Golden Jazz Retiree Chapter
Kansas KAW Retiree Chapter
Lima Area Retiree Chapter
Lincoln Nebraska Retiree Chapter
Long Island Area Retiree Chapter
Manchester Area Retiree Chapter
Miami Area Retiree Chapter
Moe Biller Retiree Chapter
Nation’s Capital/Southern Maryland Area Retiree Chapter
Northeast Florida Area Retiree Chapter
Northwest Illinois Retiree Chapter
Oakland Retiree Chapter
Omaha Area Retiree Chapter
Philadelphia Area Retiree Chapter
Philadelphia BMC Retiree Chapter
Phoenix Area Retiree Chapter
Pittsburgh Metro Area Retiree Chapter
Puerto Rico Area Retiree Chapter
Red Bank Area Retiree Chapter
Richmond Area Retiree Chapter
Saginaw 486-487 Retiree Chapter
San Antonio Retiree Chapter
San Diego Area Retiree Chapter
San Francisco Area Retiree Chapter
South Suburban IL Retiree Chapter
Southwest Coastal Area Retiree Chapter
St. Charles Retiree Chapter
St. Louis Area Retiree Chapter
St. Paul Area Retiree Chapter 
Suncoast Area Retiree Chapter
SFVAL Golden Oldies Retiree Chapter
Tampa Area Retiree Chapter
Toledo Retiree Chapter
Tri-County Ohio Retiree Chapter
Twin Cities PDC Retiree Chapter 
Western MI Area Retiree Chapter
Youngstown Area Retiree Chapter

News: Retiree Chapters

MID-TERM Elections: Use Your Voice and Your Vote

Elect to Protect your Federal Pension Benefits and the Postal Service

10/04/2018 - (This article first appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) 

By Retirees Department Director Nancy Olumekor

Retirees in Action
(L-R) Roosevelt Daniel, President of the California Area Local Retiree Chapter,
with Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-CA-31) 
Letitia Ochoa, Vice President California Area Local Retiree Chapter.

Use your voice to let the candidates running for the U.S. House and the Senate know that you and your family will only vote for those candidates that are committed to protecting your hard-earned benefits. This includes your federal pension, i.e., CSRS or FERS; Social Security; Medicare; health insurance and life insurance.

Tell those candidates running for Congress in your area that you will only support candidates who are opposed to privatizing the Postal Service and the federal agencies such as OPM, Social Security and Veterans Administration. Let the candidates know that you are only voting for candidates who will fight to protect and preserve the Postal Service and federal agencies.


Members in Action

03/01/2018 - (This article first appeared in the March-April 2018 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  

Pittsburgh Metro Area Local Retiree Chapter Celebrates CLC Award 

Members of the Pittsburgh Metro Area Local Retiree Chapter had a lot to celebrate at their annual holiday awards luncheon. 

Thank You for Your Service

11/01/2017 - (This article first appeared in the November-December 2017 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

By Retirees Director Nancy Olumekor  

APWU member Betsy Huff at the Retiree
Conference in Las Vegas.

As we enter the season of gratitude, I want to first thank all of our veterans and active military personnel for their service. In recognition of Veterans’ Day, I share the story of one of our APWU retiree members, a Navy veteran who has truly been Aging Out Loud.

Still ‘Fighting for Justice’

07/08/2016 - (This article first appeared in the July-August issue of The American Postal Worker Magazine)

Members of the San Francisco Local at an Older Americans Month luncheon.

It is an honor and privilege to serve as the new director of the APWU Retirees Department. I look forward to working together to continue the fight on issues of importance to retiree members and future retirees – active members. We are all part of the “Fight for Justice.” Lest anyone forget, retirees are part of the history and the fabric of APWU.

San Francisco Retirees Chapter Celebrates Older Americans Month

05/21/2015 - Congratulations to the San Francisco Retirees Chapter for celebrating Older Americans Month.  San Francisco Retirees Chapter President Maryann Medina hosted the event at Sinbad’s Restaurant. She was presented with an award by Edward Peralta, president of the San Jose Area Local, in recognition of her work in starting the retirees chapter.

APWU Web News Article 050-2015

Retirees Ready for Action

03/13/2015 - Florida retiree chapters leaders, led by State President Doris Orr- Richardson and Retiree Chapter David Bernstein, are mobilized and ready for action to help promote good service, good jobs, and a good contract at the Florida State Convention. 

APWU Retirees Rock

10/14/2014 - Many APWU members ask, “What do I do once I retire?” It is, of course, a personal choice. However, I have a suggestion: Become a union activist. Many of our members understand the importance of staying involved with the union and keeping up with important issues that affect retirees, our families, our former co-workers, and the American people.

That’s what activism is all about, and it keeps you pretty busy. The Retirees Department works to keep you up-to-date on important issues hoping that you will get involved. I proudly boast that, based on reports from our retiree chapters, many of our members are active organizers in the union and their communities. But there is room to increase our involvement.