News for Retired Teachers

Retired teachers chapter news | March 7, 2019 - 1:00am

Each year my colleagues and I go on the road for Annual Meetings, mostly from January through March, with our far-flung retirees across the country and in Puerto Rico.

Chapter news | February 26, 2019 - 2:49pm

Find out how you can help raise awareness of kidney disease.

Retired teachers chapter news | January 3, 2019 (All day)

This year is an off, off year for elections and that means we have a political breather. But it is not a time to be idle.

Around the UFT | December 6, 2018 - 5:23pm

Tiffany Bui-Rothman just got back from Warsaw, Poland, and Venice, Italy.

Retired teachers chapter news | December 4, 2018 - 1:16pm
Retired teachers chapter news | November 1, 2018 - 1:00am

Any retired UFT member who plans to remain in the workforce or re-enter the workforce on a full- or part-time basis must adhere to some important rules to avoid jeopardizing their retirement allowance.

Around the UFT | July 5, 2018 - 12:00pm

History and politics topped the menu for the record crowd of 570 retirees attending the 55th annual UFT Retired Teachers Chapter Luncheon on May 29 at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan.

Retired teachers chapter news | June 7, 2018 - 3:43pm

If you return to work for the Department of Education and continue to collect a pension, you will find that you are paying union dues both as a retiree (from your pension check) and as an employee (from your payroll check).

Retired teachers chapter news | June 7, 2018 - 2:10pm

If you’re planning to choose a new bank to electronically receive your monthly retirement payments from the TRS, keep in mind the following so that you can avoid suspension of your Electronic Fund Transfer.

Retired teachers chapter news | June 7, 2018 - 12:36pm

Since many of us still live in an academic-year mindset, I thought this column should round out the semester.

News stories | May 3, 2018 - 12:02am

Are you planning to retire soon from active employment? If so, you’ll need to maintain your UFT membership as a retiree in order to continue participating in NYSUT Member Benefits-endorsed programs and services.

Retired teachers chapter news | May 3, 2018 - 12:01am

Do you participate in the Teachers’ Retirement System’s Tax-Deferred Annuity program?

Retired teachers chapter news | April 5, 2018 (All day)

I have asked Debra Penny, a teacher-member of the New York City Teachers’ Retirement Board and the UFT liaison to the RTC, to be a guest columnist this month. From time to time, we invite members to offer timely information that can be helpful to our readers.


Retired teachers chapter news | February 1, 2018 - 2:04pm

If you have been a UFT union member for 50, 60 or 70 consecutive years, you might be eligible for the UFT 50-, 60- or 70-Year Membership and Service Award.

News stories | January 4, 2018 - 3:00pm

Although the union is called the United Federation of Teachers, the membership has grown to include many other types of educators and professionals who serve the children of New York City in a variety of ways.
These Department of Education-employed members have functional chapters of their own to address common issues and concerns.

Retired teachers chapter news | January 4, 2018 - 1:00am

Aside from the general insidious premise of this legislation that favors corporations and the wealthy, there are some particularly onerous parts that will harm New Yorkers and like-minded states whose local governments actually provide to their citizens a more positive network of social services.

Around the UFT | January 4, 2018 (All day)

Retirees from PS 1 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, mark 50 years of friendship.

Retired teachers chapter news | December 7, 2017 (All day)

Early in the last century, when icebergs threatened North Atlantic sea lanes, a London newspaper suggested placing two or three members of the same political party who had different points of view on the icebergs so the heat of their vicious arguments could melt away the frozen shipping hazards.

Retired teachers chapter news | November 2, 2017 - 1:00am

Will bipartisanship work in the present national climate? This is an age when congressional combatants have retreated to their respective corners. When the bell rings they come out slugging, looking for the knockout blow. It’s hard to imagine success, but maybe it’s worth a try.

Feature stories | September 7, 2017 (All day)

Retired teacher's mini museum charts the history of New York City public schools through his treasured collection of notebooks, photographs, classroom fixtures, wooden desks and other priceless memorabilia.

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