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News stories | March 2, 2017 >>

The UFT will hold its first-ever citywide Tier VI Pension/Tax-Deferred Annuity workshop on May 18, at union headquarters, 52 Broadway, Manhattan, from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Your well-being | March 2, 2017 >>

Many kinds of support are available for those with substance-use issues and for their loved ones, including detox, rehab and intensive outpatient services.

Secure your future | February 2, 2017 >>

Would you believe it? More than 26,000 Teachers’ Retirement System members — approximately 22 percent of our members — have not filed a form designating one or more beneficiaries for their Qualified Pension Plan accounts.

Retired teachers chapter news | January 5, 2017 >>

As the UFT informed you, you will not have to wait until 2020 to get your full pension.

Retired teachers chapter news | January 5, 2017 >>

Of the many dark clouds we will face this coming year, one that affects you and me directly is the prospect of a New York State Constitutional Convention.

News | November 17, 2016 >>

As new UFT members, you can now enroll online with the Welfare Fund.

National education and labor news | November 3, 2016 >>

The Chicago Teachers Union narrowly averted a planned strike, announcing a tentative deal with Chicago Public Schools minutes before a midnight deadline on Oct. 10.

Secure your future | November 3, 2016 >>

The Social Security Administration announced a cost-of-living adjustment of 0.3 percent in 2017, an increase that will affect more than 65 million Social Security and Supplemental Security Income recipients.

Secure your future | September 8, 2016 >>

The UFT and its allies — the American Federation of Teachers, the AFL-CIO, the National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems and the National Education Association — are leading the fight to protect public pensions.

Retired teachers chapter news | July 7, 2016 >>

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

Secure your future | June 2, 2016 >>

Thanks to the strength of the and its negotiating power, the salaries of UFT members employed by the Department of Education have regularly increased. When they retire, members receive a defined-benefit pension, employer-provided health insurance that eventually supplements Medicare and, for most members, income from a Tax-Deferred Annuity.

News stories | June 2, 2016 >>

Changes to the city health plan affecting GHI-CBP and HIP in-service members and retirees who are not Medicare eligible take effect on July 1.

Info you should know | June 2, 2016 >>

The newly enhanced New York City Health Benefits Program makes finding a doctor and booking an appointment as easy as 1-2-click for DOE-employed UFT members covered by GHI CBP or HIP HMO plans.

News | June 1, 2016 >>

Governor Andrew Cuomo on May 31 signed into law a bill that enables public school teachers and other public employees who are honorably discharged veterans and have five years in their civilian jobs to purchase up to three years of service credit toward their pensions.

Know your rights | May 5, 2016 >>

Pedagogues — teachers, guidance counselors, school secretaries, psychologists, social workers and lab specialists — injured or made sick on the job are covered by the Injury-in-the-Line-of-Duty provision of the UFT-Department of Education contract.

Know your rights | May 5, 2016 >>

Pedagogues — teachers, guidance counselors, school secretaries, psychologists, social workers and lab specialists — injured or made sick on the job are covered by the Injury-in-the-Line-of-Duty provision of the UFT-Department of Education contract.

News stories | May 5, 2016 >>

UFT members have health benefits that they can count on if serious illness strikes them or a close family member. Most Americans, without a union, are not so lucky.

News stories | May 5, 2016 >>

Electronic prescribing (“e-prescribing”) will improve medication safety, reduce errors (the pharmacy won’t have to interpret your doctor’s handwriting) and may help to reduce medical costs due to adverse drug interactions caused by the pharmacist giving the wrong drug. But the new process also will create challenges at first.

National education and labor news | May 5, 2016 >>

The New York City Employees Retirement System has divested its $1.5 billion portfolio of hedge funds, citing poor performance and high fees. “We have not seen the results that we had expected,” said trustee Henry Garrido, the executive director of District Council 37 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. 

Secure your future | May 5, 2016 >>

When you retire, you have another important decision to make: “Should I take the Maximum Retirement Allowance or select an option that provides for beneficiaries but reduces my monthly pension check?”

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