About the Retirees Department

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

Medicare and You

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

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 and older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease.

What is Original Medicare?

Medicare Part A and Part B is referred to as “original” Medicare.

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APWU retirees will meet Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, August 15th, we will have a special evening event from 4:30pm -7:30pm.

The meetings will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


Conference participants are asked to register by Friday, June 19, 2020 in order to have a badge printed and to assure that you will receive all conference materials. Registration forms can be downloaded from the APWU website on the Retirees Department page, or you can call the Retirees Department at 877-279-8669. You can also register online at www.apwu.org starting on March 30, 2020.

You will receive a confirmation of your registration by mail. For the latest information, check this page as the convention approaches or contact the Retirees Department toll-free at 877-279-8669.

Latest News for Retirees

January 23, 2020

Medicare and You

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

January 16, 2020

John R. Smith, First Retirees Director, Passes Away

John R. Smith, former Retirees Department Director, passed away Jan. 11, at the age of 91. Brother Smith (known by most...

November 20, 2019

APWU Retirees Still Fighting for Justice

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) ​ COLA 2020 Is...

October 29, 2019

Motor Vehicle Service and Retirees' General Sessions take place on Tuesday at All-Craft Conference

On Tuesday, October 29, the All-Craft Conference continued into its third day. Motor Vehicle Service Craft and Retirees...