About the Retirees Department

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

Retiree Q&A Center

If you have any questions about when to retire from the USPS or questions about what retirement benefits you are owed from your time as a postal employee, please email RetireeQandA@apwu.org.

APWU Retirees Still Fighting for Justice

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

This summer marks several anniversaries for us as union and community activists.

The U.S. postal system was created by the 2nd Continental Congress on July 26, 1775. In August 1935 Social Security was created, then in July 1965, Medicare became law. Many of our retirees were postal workers during the Great Postal Strike of March 1970 that resulted in the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, establishing the USPS. On July 1, 1971, the APWU was founded after the merger of five postal unions. In August 1963, hundreds of thousands of people participated in the People’s March for Jobs and Freedom – 57 years later, we’re still marching for jobs, justice and freedom.

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Latest News for Retirees

October 13, 2020

Social Security Announces 1.3 Percent Benefit Increase for 2021

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1....

July 1, 2020

APWU Retirees Still Fighting for Justice

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) This summer marks...

July 1, 2020

APWU Retirees Still Fighting for Justice

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) This summer marks...

May 20, 2020

Resetting for a New Normal

(This article first appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine) Each of us can look...

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