News for Retired Teachers

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.

Retired teachers chapter news | July 6, 2017 - 5:24pm

UFT members’ pensions are among the many bene ts at risk if New Yorkers vote this fall to hold a constitutional convention. Vote “no” on Nov. 7. New York should not hold a state constitutional convention.

Retired teachers chapter news | July 6, 2017 - 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 (EFT).

Retired teachers chapter news | July 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

The New York City Department of Education will issue the last installment of termination pay for 2015 retirees and the second installment of termination pay for 2016 retirees.

Retired teachers chapter news | July 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

With the constitutional convention looming, now is the time for us to practice what we taught. It is vital that we get the message out about how important a NO vote is for retirees.

Retired teachers chapter news | July 6, 2017 - 12:57pm

Members who are retiring at the end of the school year will receive four summer checks.

News stories | July 6, 2017 - 12:00pm

UFT President Michael Mulgrew told the close to 500 members of the Retired Teachers Chapter assembled for the 54th annual RTC luncheon on May 30 that the chapter was “pivotal” in the fight against those trying to privatize education and to “replace health care with wealth care.”

Chapter news | June 28, 2017 - 6:05pm

Retirees who became Medicare-eligible in 2016 should have received the higher reimbursement of $121.80, but instead got only the base rate of $104.90. The city has put a priority on programming for the reimbursement differential amount so retirees will be made whole as quickly as possible.

Retired teachers chapter news | June 1, 2017 - 1:00pm

Organize the organized! That’s an old labor saying to remind union leaders that simply signing up individuals as members should not be the end of the process.

News stories | June 1, 2017 - 11:44am

Public schools lauded, feted and thanked their teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, which was observed this year from May 8 to 12.

Retired teachers chapter news | May 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago on May 29, 1917. As the president, he inspired many of us who came of age in the 1960s through his idealistic call to action in his inaugural address: “Now the trumpet summons us again …”

Retired teachers chapter news | May 4, 2017 - 12:01am

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

Retired teachers chapter news | March 2, 2017 - 4:14pm

Attendance is up, way up, in the bright, new teachers’ lounge at PS 205, a retirement gift from Lourdes Diaz-Austin to her former colleagues after 30 years as an ESL teacher at the school in the Belmont section of the Bronx. “It was a gift from my heart,” explained Diaz-Austin.

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