Retired teachers chapter news

March 7, 2019

On the road again!

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.

February 7, 2019

Council created to help chapter grow

New blood is important to any organization or institution so that it continues to maintain its mission and prepare for a dynamic future. With that in mind, the UFT Retired Teachers Chapter Executive Committee, at my request, recently authorized the creation of a Leadership Council.

January 3, 2019

A Rose for retirees

The Retired Teachers Chapter’s general membership meeting on Dec. 4 in Shanker Hall, Manhattan, included some interesting speakers:

A great time to get political

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.

December 4, 2018

November 1, 2018

Sew much time

Members of the Retired Teachers Chapter quilting class were at it again, visiting police headquarters in Manhattan on Oct. 22 to present handmade quilts to families of members of the NYPD who lost their llives due to 9/11-related illnesses.

Midterms 2018: Regaining our footing

Midterm elections used to be mostly unremarkable events that revolved around local issues for the most part. Rarely did these contests rise to a national level. A truism has been that the political party of the incumbent president tended to lose congressional seats due to public weariness of that party’s missteps.

What you need to know about working after retirement

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.

October 4, 2018

Legacy, monuments, grief

Legacy is a concept that resonates with retirees. We often reflect on our personal lives, our careers and, for many of us, the fate of our union. Today, across the country, we are struggling with an evaluation of our past in the context of where we are and where we go from here.

September 6, 2018

Automatic COLA Increase— September 2018

In 2000, after frustrating years, the UFT, NYSUT and the rest of the state’s labor movement convinced New York State to provide an annual, permanent cost-of-living adjustment to our pensions.

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