Retired teachers chapter news

July 6, 2017

Vote 'no' on constitutional convention

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.

Changing banks for your EFT retirement payments

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).

Termination pay for 2015, 2016

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.

Write letters against constitutional convention

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.

Termination pay: have you moved?

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

Summer checks for new retirees

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

June 1, 2017

We must organize the organized

Organize the organized! That’s an old labor saying to remind union leaders that simply signing up individuals as members should not be the end of the process.

Medicare Part B, IRMAA checks to be issued in same year


Starting this year, Medicare Part B Reimbursement and IRMAA checks will be issued in the same year

May 4, 2017

A blueprint to move forward

John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago on May 29, 1917. As the president, he inspired many of us who came of age in the 1960s through his idealistic call to action in his inaugural address: “Now the trumpet summons us again …”

Required Minimum Distribution

Do you participate in the Teachers’ Retirement System’s Tax-Deferred Annuity program?

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