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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.

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

Miami APWU Retirees Meeting Suspension Notice

The Miami APWU Retirees chapter meetings are 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

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Florida Alliance for Retired Americans Monday Alert – 1/4/21

» CLICK HERE to read the January 4, 2021 Monday Alert

Message from Nancy Olumekor, APWU Retiree National Director

Nancy OlumekorThank You for Your Service

Thank you to my sister and brother postal workers for showing up and moving the mail in service to America. Thank you to all of the veterans and all the active military personnel for your service; thank you to all the essential workers who are our families, our friends, our neighbors for your continued service.

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Season’s Greeting from the U. S. Office of Personnel Management

As we welcome in 2021, the following announcements are provided:

Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA)

Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) and eligible Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) retirees and survivors will be receiving a COLA effective December 1, 2020. The increase will be reflected in your January 2, 2021 payment. CSRS and FERS recipients will receive a 1.3% COLA.

» CLICK HERE to read more

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Florida Alliance for Retired Americans Monday Alert – 12/14/20

» CLICK HERE to read the December 14, 2020 Monday Alert

APWU Day of Action – Nov. 17, 2020

U.S. Mail not for salePostal workers have stood up for the democratic rights of millions of people. More than 65 million Americans cast their votes safely by mail. Now it is time to continue the fight to save our public Post Office.

On November 17th, we will gather at Post Offices and in virtual events across the country to celebrate workers and demand proper funding. We are counting on you to be a part of the day of action.

[ CLICK HERE for Details ]

Federal Benefits Open Season Information

A New Day for the Civil Service

Federal Benefits Open Season

(Federal Employees Health Benefits and Federal Employees Dental & Vision Insurance Programs)
November 9, 2020 through December 14, 2020

This is the only notification you will receive regarding Open Season

If you are satisfied with your current health plan, you do not need to do anything

It’s quick and easy to request health benefit changes and plan information.

[ CLICK HERE for Details ]