Retired teachers chapter news

December 4, 2014

SHIP 2015 premium notices

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.

November 6, 2014

The fight against income inequality

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.

October 2, 2014

Political winds

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.

Open enrollment period for city health plans

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.

On the march

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.

September 4, 2014

Another enemy to take on

June 26, 2014

Bloodbath, Part 2

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.

A Day at the University

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

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