Retired teachers chapter news

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.

Janus decision and retired members

Does the recent Supreme Court decision in the Janus case affect retirees? No and yes.

July 5, 2018

School days

Our retirees remain on the front lines

Summer vacation for retirees can be any month just as retiree weekends can be any two days ending in y. Because so many retirees have committed the free time that retirement provides to union organizing and political activities they have become known as the UFT’s Daytime Army and they are mobilizing all across the country.

June 7, 2018

UFT to use new automated dues refund system for retirees working for the DOE

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).

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