Retired teachers chapter news

Retired teachers chapter news | February 4, 2016 >>

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

Retired teachers chapter news | February 4, 2016 >>

You will be receiving, or have recently received, a letter from the Social Security Administration outlining your Medicare Part B obligation for 2016. It may also include your income-related monthly adjustment amount (IRMAA).

Retired teachers chapter news | February 4, 2016 >>

If you received one or more of the distributions listed below during 2015, you are required to report the total gross amount of the distribution in box 16a and the taxable amount of the distribution in box 16b on your 2015 federal income tax form 1040.

Retired teachers chapter news | February 4, 2016 >>

Those of us who have been both in-service and retiree activists have spent our professional union careers engaged with our colleagues and in solidarity with the labor movement as a whole. Let’s help renew that commitment with action.

Retired teachers chapter news | January 7, 2016 >>

Our UFT retirees did a tremendous job of pressuring members of Congress to agree on a bipartisan budget compromise that helped halt skyrocketing Medicare premiums and deductibles.

Retired teachers chapter news | January 7, 2016 >>

Union endorsement of candidates for public office has understandably always raised some disagreement.
 The AFT’s early endorsement of Hillary Clinton in July precipitated just such an ongoing discussion among our members.

Retired teachers chapter news | December 3, 2015 >>

In order to reach out to all our members, the RTC holds regular monthly meetings here at union headquarters and annual meetings here in the Greater New York area and all over the country where our retirees have relocated.

Retired teachers chapter news | November 25, 2015 >>
The Supplemental Health Insurance Program’s 2016 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 25, 2015 >>

UFT President Michael Mulgrew joined Retired Teachers Chapter members at the Forsgate Country Club in Monroe Township, J.J., for the 25th Annual Luncheon on Oct. 26. Members also heard from Gerri Herskowitz, the director of Retiree Programs, and Sandra March, the UFT liaison to the RTC.

Retired teachers chapter news | November 5, 2015 >>

Labor gains and labor losses are most often incremental and these days successes and failures can go in both directions at the same time.

Retired teachers chapter news | October 1, 2015 >>

Last spring, I represented our Retired Teachers Chapter and the American Federation of Teachers in Boston at the White House’s Northeastern Regional Conference Meeting on Aging.

Retired teachers chapter news | October 1, 2015 >>

The Employee Health Benefits Program started sending out Medicare Part B reimbursements for 2014 at the end of July 2015.

Retired teachers chapter news | October 1, 2015 >>

All UFT members who retired on or after July 1, 2014, will receive an email and/or letter regarding the payment that was negotiated in the most recent UFT contract agreement.

Retired teachers chapter news | October 1, 2015 >>

The city has announced that the health plan open enrollment period for retirees will be the month of November 2015.

Retired teachers chapter news | October 1, 2015 >>

Members of the UFT Retired Teachers Chapter turned out in force as usual for the annual Labor Day Parade in Manhattan on Sept. 12.

Retired teachers chapter news | September 10, 2015 >>

Tom Murphy, the Unity Caucus candidate for chapter leader of the Retired Teachers Chapter, was re-elected to the post with 78.89 percent of the vote following the June 29 vote count by the American Arbitration Association.

Retired teachers chapter news | September 10, 2015 >>

Thinking about the first column for the new school year while tending a long-neglected garden, I’m reminded of a popular standard I used to hear on radio station WNEW: “Autumn hath a sadness not akin to pain.”

Retired teachers chapter news | July 10, 2015 >>

At AFT-sponsored interviews with Democratic presidential candidates in Washington, D.C., in early June, the Retired Teachers Chapter’s Nina Tribble spoke for all retirees when she asked Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders a pointed two-part question on Social Security.

Retired teachers chapter news | June 5, 2015 >>

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, 2015 >>

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

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