Outreach to Members

Charlene ButlerDear Members,

As we start 2016 I would like to send heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our retirees chapter for your support.   As we approach our new year in business we will continue to offer excellent customer service to our retirees  chapter. I welcome positive changes and an overall great experience with challenges. We will exceed our expectations for changes in the future.

We thank God that you are blessed by our monthly meetings. It’s an honor and privilege to serve you and serve the Lord. We give Him all the Glory! Over the years, God has been faithful to us and has supernaturally provided for our every need.

God has impressed upon our hearts to give you the opportunity to financially contribute to the retirees chapter.   With more retirees joining to strengthen our chapter, contributions would be greatly appreciated, and support  very much needed to protect our benefits. I pray you are led by your wisdom and knowledge to help us. We  sincerely appreciate you and we are committed for the advancement and expansion of the retirees chapter.   May God’s continued blessings be with you and your family is my prayer for you. I will be  praying for you and yours throughout the 2016 year asking god to grant you the desires of your heart.

I recently applied for reinstatement with the “APWU-MIAMI AREA LOCAL UNION” so that I can better help the APWU-Miami Retiree Chapter. But, to my surprise I was denied reinstatement by the President and the Secretary Treasury of  APWU-Miami Area Local Union. I sent my letter of appeal to Elizabeth Powell Secretary Treasurer office to my surprise I just receive my denial letter. I was told Ms. Powell was apart of APWU EQUAL RIGHTS for WOMEN how is this justice.

I feel exploitation of power, political bullying, unjust cruelty and irrational behavior to over look and institutionalize the retirees chapter is being used. It’s my understanding that the “APWU-MIAMI AREA LOCAL UNION ” is not in compliance with the APWU” Campaign Motto “Good Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract!”  It seems they do not need support from the retirees chapter which paved the way for them. We do not receive any support from the “APWU-MIAMI AREA LOCAL UNION.” This is  why we the retirees need to support each other and expand our chapter “ASAP.”  From our retirees chapter we wish you and yours health, happiness and prosperity.


Charlene M. Butler, President
APWU – Miami Retiree Chapter