Stay Involved as a Retiree Member


You helped build the union. You were there when the APWU fought for — and won — better wages, benefits, and working conditions. Now, as a postal retiree, you rely on the retirement benefits and healthcare coverage the union negotiated to enrich the quality of your life. Although you have moved on to a new chapter in your life, we hope you will remain involved with the union as an active member of the APWU Retirees Department.

For only $36 per year (which can be deducted in $3 increments from your monthly annuity check), your membership entitles you to a voice in union affairs and to participate in:

You will also receive a certificate for a free $5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance policy, a continuing subscription to The American Postal Workermagazine, and access to the Members Only pages on the APWU Web site.

Joining the APWU Retirees Department is also a great way to stay in touch with old friends and make new ones! Participating in union activities is a great way to get involved. Click here for a list of chapters and information about how to form a chapter.


Any former member of the American Postal Workers Union — or of any of the five predecessor unions that merged in 1970 to form the APWU — is eligible for membership in the APWU Retirees Department.

To join, click here to print or download a membership form, or call or write to the APWU Retirees Department at the address given below. Send a copy of the form to:

APWU Retirees Department
1300 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 842-8584