Happy 4th of July


The objective of the Miami Area Local Retiree Chapter of the American Postal Workers Union shall be to support legislative and political activity that will benefit retirees and to assist the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) to achieve its legislative goals outlined by the local, state, and national.

Congratulations to Our New Officers

  • Charlene Butler, President / Director of Legislature
  • Kevin Baker, Vice President
  • Gaynell Al-Maruf, Treasurer
  • Thomas Al-Maruf, Recording Secretary
  • Robert T. Alicea, Trustee

Message from the President

By: Charlene Butler, President

Charlene ButlerApril Updates

Greetings Fellow Retirees,
Welcome to the month of April. I hope each of you are well. Thank you for casting your vote in our last election for me to serve as your President for another term. I am eternally grateful for your vote of confidence in me and my ability to represent our APWU Retirees chapter. I am excited to bring you the latest important updates.

» CLICK HERE to read the full article


Upcoming Meetings & Events

Miami APWU Retirees Meeting Suspension Notice

The Miami APWU Retirees meeting scheduled for March 25, 2020 is suspended due to corona virus. We will send updates as the spread of this virus is brought under control or completely eliminated. Until then, please do not to put your health or that of others at risk.


Special Announcements & Latest News


You’re the Front Line Heroes – Yet Our Jobs Are in Danger

Sisters and brothers,

As part of our efforts to educate and mobilize our fellow members around the urgent need for financial assistance to the Postal Service, we are mailing the attached postcard to every active member this week. Another mailing to retired members will soon follow. [ Read More ]

Black Lives Matter: Fighting for racial justice

…and everything else you need to know in the states this week. [ Read More ]

A Note About Our Postal Service

From: Gary Peters, U. S. Senator

I want to bring a very important issue to the front of your inbox: The U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

We’ve seen a significant drop in services, and revenue could plummet by more than 50%. The bottom line is the Postal Service could be insolvent by September of this year. [ Read More ]

food distribution listFree Food Distributions in Miami-Dade

Drive through only – until supplies last

Made possible by partnerships through Farm Share, Inc., Feeding South Florida, and local community organizations in Miami-Dade county. All events are not sponsored by Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners.


Temporary Exception MOU to hire Annuitants as Clerk Assistants

There have been several inquiries from retirees who have been contacted by the USPS concerning temporary re-employment of annuitants as clerk assistants during this coronavirus pandemic. For your information CLICK HERE to view the MOU signed by the parties on March 27, 2020.  Please check the APWU website on the Coronavirus Information page for updated information.

Alliance for Retired Americans logoAlliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert

» CLICK HERE to read the March 27, 2020 ARA Friday Alert


Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

coronavirus resources

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) our goal is to keep the United States Postal Service employees and their families safe and informed. See the materials below for information that may help you and your household during this time. This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. For the latest information visit CDC.gov.

[ CLICK HERE to Access Resources ]

2020 APWU State Convention Cancelled

Brothers and Sisters,

It is sad to announce that because of the ongoing issues with the corona-virus, and the guidelines put out from the CDC, the State executive board has voted to postpone the 2020 APWU State convention and training seminar in Jacksonville, Florida. We will be looking for dates to reschedule as soon as things start to get better.

Our first concern was the safety of our members and their families, there was quite a lot of discussion on this issue and we all have taken this seriously. While some might think this is a little too early to have made the decision, we felt that Locals needed the time to change their arrangements for the convention, and was considerate of the safety and health of the membership.

The chapter Presidents and others who have already submitted their payments for registration will be contacted.


Alliance for Retired Americans logo

Coronavirus Update from the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans

Sisters and Brothers,

As the coronavirus, also called COVID-19, continues to spread in the United States, we want to share specific information for older Americans about how to stay safe and healthy.

Please read this material and forward it to your friends, neighbors and relatives. Older Americans and people with pre-existing health conditions are at particular risk from this virus. [ CLICK HERE ]

Miami-Dade County Weekly News heaader graphic

Read the February 28, 2020 edition of the Miami-Dade County Weekly News. The topics include: Miami-Dade County monitoring COVID-19, Early voting for presidential primary starts Monday, Pay property taxes online and save, Join the ride on Bike to Work Day, Help our County stay clean and thrive and Getting free expert tax preparation help.

» CLICK HERE to read the newsletter

Reflections from 2015 - 2019

Reflections from 2015 – 2019

CLICK HERE to view the photo album containing Miami APWU Retiree chapter highlights from 2015 to 2019.