Retired teachers chapter news

December 1, 2016

Upcoming changes to HIP VIP

The Supplemental Health Insurance Program’s 2017 premium notices will be sent in early January to retirees who have not elected to pay premiums via automatic pension deduction.

Time to prepare for coming battles

We lost big and must face the consequences of the loss.

November 3, 2016

Election of ‘Supreme’ importance

What kind of Supreme Court appointments are likely to be made by Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? The presidential election presents opportunities and dangers for both sides.

October 6, 2016

Enjoying retirement

Retirees in the Nassau section enjoyed themselves at their annual “Not Back to School” Luncheon. Gerri Herskowitz, the UFT director of Retiree Programs, thanked the Nassau retirees for their generosity in donating $1,059 for the Making Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer fund.

It’s almost decision time

The AFT and the AFL-CIO recommend that you cast your ballot for Hillary Clinton for president.

Medicare Part B refunds for 2015

Medicare-eligible retirees received their 2015 Medicare Part B reimbursement by electronic funds transfer (EFT) directly into their bank accounts on June 17.

September 8, 2016

Automatic COLA Increase — September 2016

In 2000, after years of frustration, 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.

Hillary an ally worthy of your vote

Ballots and bargaining are the foundations of power for working men and women.

July 7, 2016

Are you interested in becoming an instructor for the UFTWF Retiree Programs?

The UFTWF Retiree Programs are seeking new instructors to teach during the day.

Campaign notes from the road

I had the privilege of volunteering with a dedicated group of fellow UFT retirees, along with AFT political organizers from around the country, on Hillary Clinton’s campaign trail in Florida in March.

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