Retirement Congratulatory and Organizing Information for Local And State Officers and Stewards

APWU Web News Article 005-2013, Jan. 15, 2013
As approximately 20,000 union members prepare to retire at the end of January and February, the APWU is wishing them well and encouraging them to stay connected to the union and their co-workers by joining the Retirees Department.
Retirement Congratulatory and Organizing Information for Local And State Officers and Stewards
Letter to Presidents [PDF]
Enrollment Form (Side 1) [PDF]
COPA Form (Side 2) [PDF]
Retirement Commendation [PDF]
Order Form [PDF]
Talking Points [PDF]
Incentive Program [PDF]
“The APWU is committed to continuing the fight to protect the rights and benefits of retirees,” President Cliff Guffey said. “There are many members of Congress who would like to trample on our members’ retirement benefits and health insurance coverage. To continue the fight to protect these benefits, we need the support of retiring union members”
Dues for retirees are just $3 per month, and are deducted directly from annuity payments.
Membership in the department brings many other benefits, said Judy Beard, Retirees Department director. They include the opportunity to continue health coverage with the APWU Health Plan, access to a variety of discount programs, a $5,000 accidental death and dismemberment policy, and the opportunity to stay informed about our struggles through The American Postal Worker magazine.
The national union is asking locals, state organizations and retiree chapters to sign-up retiring APWU members as they participate in retirement parties and other events commemorating the departure of so many long-time postal employees.
A January mailing to local and state presidents and retiree chapter presidents includes the following:
Letter to Local, State and Retiree Chapter Presidents [PDF]
Retiree Department Enrollment Form (Side 1) [PDF]
COPA Contribution Form (Side 2) [PDF]
Retirement Commendation [PDF] For Locals, States and Retiree Chapters to Distribute
Order Form for Gifts for Retiring Members [PDF]
For Locals, States and Retiree Chapters to Purchase and Distribute
Talking Points for Local, State and Retiree Chapter Leaders [PDF]
Incentive Program for Signing Up Incentive Recipients [PDF]


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Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, Florida
April 2, 2013 - April 12, 2013

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APWU / American Postal Workers Union
1201 Riverplace Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Phone: 1-843-760-5839 / 1-888-233-9527
We have an exceptional agenda in store for you at our upcoming event. It’s been designed to ensure your time at the event is not only productive, but enjoyable. We look forward to hosting you and your colleagues!

We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you!

It is the responsibility of our Union, specifically our Stewards, to protect and represent our many employees when management oversteps their bounds. The State provides the training your Stewards need in order to fight this type of behavior.We have this training scheduled coming up in April.
This training seminar will be held on the 4th, 5th and 6th of April, 2013 in Jacksonville. The Secretary / Treasurer training will be held in conjunction with our seminar on the 6th,7th and 8th of April, 2013.
Stewards and officers please make your reservations early to prevent any issues with running out of rooms. We expect a large turnout from both the state and from around the nation. Thanks also goes out to the general membership for supporting your stewards with this training.
One class will be of particular interest to all Union members. We will have a class on Federal Benefits on Saturday the 6th. We have a large number of employees from around the state that will retire on January 31st. There are a great many of us that wish we had planned better during our earlier years so that we could have been among those retiring.
This class will cover some of those planning tactics that we need to prepare ourselves for when that time comes for us. Anyone interested in this class should contact me or keep checking the state website ( for updates. In Solidarity,

Mark Teseniar, APWU of Florida Director of Education
PO Box 545, Tallevast, Fl 34270 941-266-3830

 2013 APWU OF FLORIDA Spring Seminar 04/04/2013 to 04/06/2013
QuickBooks Training 04/06/2013 to 04/08/2013
Secretary - Treasurers Training Conference 04/06/2013 to 04/08/2013

Rates: Riverview Rooms Single or Double…$117.00

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Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront
1201 Riverplace Boulevard
Jacksonville, Fl 32207

Phone: 941-266-3830 Fax: 941-756-7608 E-mail: Director of Education Mark Teseniar PO Box 545 Tallevast, Fl 34270

Reservations Use the website below to make your reservations This website will also be posted on the State website and the National website Calendar of events