About the Retirees Department

The APWU Retirees Department is the voice of retired APWU members — within the union and on Capitol Hill.

Resetting for a New Normal

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

Each of us can look back over our life to see how the world has fundamentally changed several times following specific traumatic events. Early in the 21st century, it was not acceptable for government to encroach on our personal privacy or impose boundaries. However, in the aftermath of September 11, we adapted to government surveillance in the name of “safety and security” at public and private events. We accepted technology that permits our voices and circumstances to be heard and seen throughout the country, quickly and permanently recording almost our every move. The catch word for the “new normal” then became see something, say something.

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Latest News for Retirees

May 20, 2020

Resetting for a New Normal

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Each of us can look...

May 13, 2020

Payment of Retroactive Pay Increases

Retroactive payments for the pay increases under the 2018-2021 Collective Bargaining Agreement, have been scheduled for...

March 18, 2020

Social Security, IRS, DEA, OPM are not calling you!

(This article first appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) These are Scams –...

January 23, 2020

Medicare and You

(This article first appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)  Medicare is...

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