Retired teachers chapter news

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.

Retired teachers chapter news | April 17, 2014 >>

There have been some changes made in hospital procedures that I thought all RTC members should know about. Sasha Greene, the RTC director of retiree social services, explains those changes and how they will affect you.

Retired teachers chapter news | April 17, 2014 >>

The Retired Teachers Chapter was well-represented at the New York State United Teachers’ 42nd Representative Assembly April 4–6 at the New York Hilton. 

Retired teachers chapter news | March 27, 2014 >>

If you received one or more of the distributions listed below during 2013, you are required to report the total gross amount of the distribution on line 16a and the taxable amount of the distribution on line 16b on your 2013 federal income tax form 1040.

Retired teachers chapter news | March 27, 2014 >>

Our Retired Teachers Chapter members in Florida worked incredibly hard on the special election on March 11 to determine who would represent Florida’s 13th congressional district. Unfortunately, our candidate, Democrat Alex Sink, suffered a narrow defeat to Republican David Jolly.

Retired teachers chapter news | March 6, 2014 >>

If you received one or more of the distributions listed below during 2013, you are required to report the total gross amount of the distribution on line 16a and the taxable amount of the distribution on line 16b on your 2013 federal income tax form 1040.

Retired teachers chapter news | March 6, 2014 >>

Federal tax law allows taxpayers who elect to itemize deductions to deduct their state and local income taxes or state and local general sales taxes to reduce their federal income tax.

Retired teachers chapter news | March 6, 2014 >>

Here's an important message sent to all of us via the Alliance for Retired Americans from Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, one of our staunchest supporters.

Retired teachers chapter news | March 6, 2014 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew, who chairs the union’s Welfare Fund Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that retirees are currently receiving their Optional Rider Reimbursement.

Retired teachers chapter news | February 6, 2014 >>

If you received one or more of the distributions listed below during 2013, you are required to report the total gross amount of the distribution on line 16a and the taxable amount of the distribution on line 16b on your 2013 federal income tax form 1040.

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