quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.


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

Livestream with APWU President Dimondstein on Jan. 25th

Next Tuesday, January 25th, APWU President Mark Dimondstein will be hosting a livestream with members, highlighting union victories of the past year and looking ahead to APWU priorities for 2022.

This livestream will include important information regarding the ratification process for our new tentative agreement, updates on postal reform and the legislative landscape, a discussion of health & safety matters, and a preview of the 2022 national convention and other upcoming union events.

To submit questions for President Dimondstein to answer during the livestream, CLICK HERE to RSVP.

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

Protect the Right to Vote by Mail – Call Your Senators

In the coming days two very important bills to protect the right to vote will be debated in the United States Senate, and we need your help today to make sure they pass.

CLICK HERE to read more.

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Florida Alliance for Retired Americans Monday Alert – January 10th

CLICK HERE to view the January 10, 2022 edition of the Florida Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) Monday Alert.

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Alliance for Retired Americans Friday Alert – January 7th

CLICK HERE to view or download the January 7, 2022 edition of the Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA) Friday Alert.

U.S. Office of Personnel Annual Notice of Annuity Adjustment

There will be a delay in the postal mailing of the Annual Notice of Annuity Adjustment. You may not receive the notice until the end of January 2022. We apologize for the delay, however, you may access your notice by logging into your Service Online account at www.servicesonline.opm.gov and clicking on the Annuity Statement link.

Please be advised that the Federal Employee Health Benefit open season is now closed. Any changes in your premiums will be reflected in your February 1st payment.

Retirement Services

Thanksgiving Turkey Drive - Volunteer Registration

Come Volunteer this Thanksgiving!

We are looking for volunteers and need your help! This month, our office will be hosting two Thanksgiving Turkey Drives in District 35 – one in Broward and another in Miami-Dade. We are seeking volunteers to help us distribute turkeys and canned goods to the families of District 35.

» CLICK HERE for details

APWU Health Plan

APWU Health Plan Open Season: Enroll Now – December 13th

The APWU Health Plan has been serving America’s postal and federal workers, and retirees for more than 60 years.

All federal and postal employees, and retirees who are eligible to enroll in the FEHB Program may become members of the APWU Health Plan.

» CLICK HERE for details

Retirement Planning ZOOM Seminar – November 21st

Sunday, November 21, 2021
12:00PM-4:00PM Eastern Standard Time (EST)

» CLICK HERE for details

Open Season 101 webinars and Virtual Benefits Fair


Open Season 101 webinars and Virtual Benefits Fair

Open Season is here! Postal Service retirees who have already elected to participate in a FEHB plan may change their health benefits or enroll in new plans starting Monday, November 8, 2021 through Monday, December 13, 2021.

» CLICK HERE for details

2022 Medicare Open Enrollment

Choose your 2022 Medicare Plan.
Secure better Medicare rates before annual enrollment period ends.
» CLICK HERE to Get Started

Retirement and Medicare Webinar

Retirement and Medicare Webinar

You’re invited to a retirement resources and Medicare 101 meeting
Friday, October 29 at 12 p.m. ET

» CLICK HERE for details