Secure your future

March 1, 2018

Superlative retirement benefits for members

Retirement is life-changing and the UFT has many resources to help you navigate this new phase in your life and make educated financial decisions.

February 1, 2018

Retirement security key to union membership

Anti-union reactionaries want to destroy the four pillars of our retirement security: a defined-benefit pension, Social Security, the Tax-Deferred Annuity and premium-free health insurance.

January 4, 2018

Difficult conversations made a little easier

We urge you to speak with your family about what to do in the event of a debilitating illness or death. Here is a list of topics you should discuss with family and the legal documents you should have.

December 7, 2017

TRS benefits that protect you and your family

The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) provides benefits if you become disabled, die or leave service before retirement age. 
Some of the benefits depend on choices you make now. 

November 2, 2017

It’s back to basics for our new members

To help newer members understand the benefits of union membership, we’re reviewing some basics about the Qualified Pension Plan, the Tax-Deferred Annuity Program, death benefits and more.

October 5, 2017

Don’t fall for the lies

On the proposal on the constitutional convention on the Nov. 7 ballot, we’re asking you to vote NO.

September 7, 2017

Union membership provides security

Through your membership with the union, you remain among the few Americans who still have a defined-benefit pension.

July 6, 2017

A century of financial security

This is a special year for the Teachers’ Retirement System. On Aug. 1, TRS marks its 100th anniversary.

June 1, 2017

How to handle your Tax-Deferred Annuity

Figuring out what to do with your Tax-Deferred Annuity when you retire is extremely important since for most of us, it's our largest financial asset.

May 4, 2017

Choosing the right pension benefit for you

TRS allows members to choose how much of their benefit to receive: Members may take the maximum retirement allowance for which they’re eligible. Or, they may take a smaller amount and, if they die first, survivors receive a benefit. 

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