2022 National APWU Election

The Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter will discuss endorsements of candidates at our July 20, 2022, Regular Retiree Meeting.  We take that responsibility very seriously.

(m) Members of the APWU Retirees Department who pay thirty-six dollars ($36.00) per annum and retired as members of the APWU-represented bargaining unit, shall be eligible to vote for the three (3) APWU General Officers: President, Executive Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer, and three (3) resident department officers: Legislative/Political Director, Human Relations Director, and APWU Health Plan Director, excluding all local, state, and national resident and craft/division officers not specifically listed herein, or in any matter pertaining to National Agreement ratification, Local Memorandum of Understanding, or proposed work stoppages.

Retirees ($36.00 Department Members) will have the opportunity to vote for the following officers: President, Legislative/Political Director, Human Relations Director, and the Retiree Department Director.  The Southern Region retirees can vote for the Southern Regional National Convention Delegate.
The APWU Executive Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Health Plan Director, and Central Region, Eastern Region, Northeast Region, and Western Region Convention Delegates were all unopposed and considered elected.
Ballots will be mailed in early to mid-September.  Please encourage all members of the APWU to vote.
Retirees who pay full dues will be able to vote for members as they did in the past.
These are the announced candidates for 2022 are:
Mark Dimondstein (I), Greater Greensboro SCF Area Local (NC)
John L. Marcotte, Gaylord Local (MI)
Legislative/Political Director
Judy Beard (I), Detroit District Area Local (MI)
Thomas Benson, Lake Geauga Area Local (OH)
Human Relations Director
Daleo Freeman (I), William H. Burrus, Cleveland Area Local, #72 (OH)
Doris Simmons, Atlanta Metro Area Local (GA)
Retiree Director
Nancy E. Olumekor (I), Nation’s Capital Southern MD Area Local (MD)
Robert L. Jeffrey, Jr., Oakland Local (CA)
 Retiree National Convention Delegates Southern Region
Patricia A. McGriff (I), Northeast Florida Retiree Chapter (FL)
Kim H. Guy, Greater Smokey Mountain Area Local (TN)
 In closing congratulations to all unopposed officers who are considered elected.   
Good luck to everyone seeking office for the 2022-2025 Term of Office.


Bobby Donelson
9692 Canton Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804
Phone: 714 206-5947
Cell: 714 206-2931
Date of Postal Strike – March 18-25, 1970.
Postal Reorganization Act -Public Law 91-375 – August 12, 1970
American Postal Workers Union formed – July 1, 1971
Southwest Coastal Area Local Chartered – August 1, 1973
Southwest Coastal Area Local Retiree Chapter Chartered – September 10, 2004
Retiree Chapter’s Web Site – https://swcalretirees.org/
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July 20, 2022, Retiree Chapter Meeting

July 2022 Retiree Chapter Meeting

The Southwest Coastal Area local will have it regular January Retiree Chapter Meeting on Wednesday, July 20,2022.
Meeting times is 11 AM to 1PM.  The meeting normally is an hour or so.
Meeting Location is Denny’s located at the corner of Tustin and Lincoln in the city of Orange.  Denny’s1695 E Lincoln Ave, Orange, CA 92865
The Retiree Chapter will cover your breakfast or lunch.
Please RSVP at this e-mail address or at 714 206-2931.
We will be discussing the 2022 Union Elections.  Retirees can vote for some positions.
Bobby Donelson, Chapter President