Retired teachers chapter news

Retired teachers chapter news | December 4, 2014 >>

The American Federation of Teachers is working “to reclaim the promise of a secure retirement and … to ensure that all Americans, after careers of hard work and service, are able to live independent, dignified lives.”

Retired teachers chapter news | December 4, 2014 >>

The Supplemental Health Insurance Program’s 2015 premium notices will be sent in early January to retirees who have not elected to pay premiums via automatic pension deduction.

Retired teachers chapter news | November 6, 2014 >>

For the first time in our history, there is a strong belief that the next generation will be worse off than ours: Younger people “nesting” with their parents and economic dignity and security are in decline.

Retired teachers chapter news | October 2, 2014 >>
Retired teachers chapter news | October 2, 2014 >>

The prevailing political winds that are blowing full blast as we approach the November elections appear to be blowing against progressive, labor-supported candidates and issues. But there are some cross currents that work in our favor.

Retired teachers chapter news | October 2, 2014 >>

The city has announced that the health plan open enrollment period for retirees will be the month of November 2014, with an effective date of Jan. 1, 2015.

Retired teachers chapter news | October 2, 2014 >>

Retirees — some walking the route, and others waving from the top of a tour bus — joined in-service members at the annual Labor Day Parade on Sept. 6 in Manhattan.

Retired teachers chapter news | September 4, 2014 >>
Retired teachers chapter news | September 4, 2014 >>
Retired teachers chapter news | June 26, 2014 >>

The last doom-and-gloom column outlined the impending bloodbath many pundits see coming in the November 2014 midterm elections, just five months from now. This column is devoted to possibilities and glimmers of hope.

Retired teachers chapter news | June 26, 2014 >>

Retirees packed UFT headquarters on June 13 for the chapter’s annual Day at the University.

Retired teachers chapter news | June 5, 2014 >>

If you have moved since you retired, you must update your address with the Department of Education.

Retired teachers chapter news | June 5, 2014 >>

The New York City Department of Education will be issuing the last installment of termination pay for 2012 retirees and the second installment of termination pay for 2013 retirees. It will be sent to your last payroll school with the school’s payroll and will coincide with the anniversary of your retirement date.

Retired teachers chapter news | June 5, 2014 >>

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 | June 5, 2014 >>

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

Retired teachers chapter news | June 5, 2014 >>

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 5, 2014 >>

Political pundits are using these terms to predict the defeat of progressive forces in the November congressional elections in which the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are being contested.

Retired teachers chapter news | May 15, 2014 >>

Do you participate in the Teachers’ Retirement System’s Tax-Deferred Annuity program? If so, you may be required to receive a distribution from your account this year. The Internal Revenue Service requires Tax-Deferred Annuity participants to begin receiving Required Minimum Distributions — RMDs — from their TDA account in the year they reach the age of 70½ if they have separated from service and elected TDA deferral status.

Retired teachers chapter news | May 15, 2014 >>

Donesa Jackson, our section coordinator in Orlando, Fla., hosted the first Orlando Labor Seminar, a call to action that rallied more than 100 union leaders, community organizations, clergy, retiree groups and educators to strengthen and affirm their commitment to support progressive solutions to the problems that face the country. 


Retired teachers chapter news | April 17, 2014 >>

RTC members in Puerto Rico came out in force for their Annual Breakfast on March 20 at the Condado Plaza Hilton Hotel in San Juan. Members were updated on pensions, retiree programs and services.

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