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News for Retired Teachers
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.
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 - 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.