Retired teachers chapter news

April 7, 2016

Our endorsement process

Hillary Clinton was the clear and overwhelming favorite of thousands of members who participated in the membership survey.

Retiree optional rider checks are being mailed

UFT President Michael Mulgrew, who chairs the union’s Welfare Fund Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce that retirees are currently receiving their Optional Rider reimbursement.

March 3, 2016

Reporting TRS distributions on your federal income tax

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.

IRMAA information

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).

Help enlighten our young members

Poor Johnny One Note’s reputation is probably just a little more elevated than Henny Penny’s “the sky is falling.” But in this instance, let’s pay tribute to Johnny’s persistence when it comes to the Friedrichs case.

February 4, 2016

Retiree optional rider checks to be mailed in February

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.

Reporting TRS distributions on your federal income tax

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.

Renew your commitment to labor

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.

January 7, 2016

2016 Costs for Medicare Part B

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.

Short-cut phrases can mislead

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.

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