Chapter 57 Retirees


The AFSCME Retiree Program, which began operation in 1980, is an expanding national network of retired public sector workers.  In only the last twenty years our membership has grown from 60,000 members to almost 240,000 dues paying members in 259 state and local groups.

Membership is open to all retired public employees who were members of AFSCME or who were were employed at an agency where AFSCME represented workers, regardless of whether or not they were AFSCME members.  Spouses are also eligible to join and are encouraged to participate in retiree activities. 


President - Nadine Peyrucain

Vice President - Ruth Ann Roe

Treasurer - Marcell Hall

Secretary - Richard Cabral



More than 100 retired truck drivers from seven states drove to Capitol Hill on June 18 to ask Congress to overturn a recently-enacted law that allows certain financially-troubled pension plans to reduce the benefits of hundreds of thousands of pensioners. They attended an early-morning briefing led by the Pension Rights Center’s Digital and Outreach Director, Joellen Leavelle, and then participated in an outdoor press conference where Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) and other congressional co-sponsors announced the introduction of the Keep Our Pension Promises Act of 2015. PRC staff then accompanied the retirees to meetings where they urged their elected representatives to support the legislation which will preserve their benefits, their pension plans, and the federal pension insurance program.


Meetings are held on the second Thursday of all months except July and October.

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For the first time, the federal government would play a direct role in the health-care system. Most liberals wanted much more, but they understood that passing Medicare and Medicaid was itself a historic step.

Please read and share this fascinating history of How Medicare was Made from The New Yorker.

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Retiree Review is a useful resource which provides facts about retirement security for firefighters, teachers, school employees, police officers and other public employees. It's a good tool in our fight to preserve a decent retirement.

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AFSCME Chapter 57 Retiree leaders continue activism through the Alliance for Retired Americans, and the local California Alliance for Retired Americans. Activism and advocacy for retirees and their families continues as part of our AFSCME tradition!

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Photos from Retirees Conference Luncheon in Contra Costa County 2014

Senator Warren reminds us why it’s so important that we get out to vote this fall. The elections are just around the corner.


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