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Around the UFT | June 4, 2015 >>

Students from Martin Van Buren HS are making a weekly trek to PS 18 in Queens Village to read, teach and otherwise mentor 4th- and 5th-graders. The program has provided moving stories of what happens when trust is established and connections are made.

Union resolutions | May 20, 2015 >>

The UFT joins with the AFT in calling attention to the current threat to the hugely successful and important Social Security and Medicare programs and stands ready to fight any attempt by the current majority leadership of the House and Senate to reduce these important benefits.

Union resolutions | May 20, 2015 >>

The United Federation of Teachers strongly supports the New York Health Act as a way to improve public health, boost the state’s economy and ensure that the basic right of quality health care is enjoyed by all New Yorkers.

News | May 14, 2015 >>

Two new programs available from EmblemHealth will assist members with diabetes.

News | May 7, 2015 >>
Info you should know | April 7, 2015 >>

School-based employees currently on an approved leave of absence are now required to use the Department of Education’s Self-Service Online Leave Application System (SOLAS) to inform the DOE of their intention to return to work, retire, resign, extend current leave or apply for a new leave for the 2015–16 school year.

Secure your future | April 2, 2015 >>

One of the most important decisions you will make as you prepare for retirement is where to live. Considering that New York City has been called a retirement village, you will probably not be surprised that the vast majority of Teachers’ Retirement System members remain in the metropolitan area after they retire.

Secure your future | January 8, 2015 >>

The Internal Revenue Service has announced new contribution limits for retirement plans, including 403(b) plans such as the Teachers’ Retirement System’s Tax-Deferred Annuity program.

Secure your future | January 8, 2015 >>

Members planning on retirement will need to decide whether to receive their maximum monthly retirement allowance or get a reduced allowance with a benefit for dependents or beneficiaries.

News stories | December 4, 2014 >>

In a fiery speech accepting the Charles Cogen Award, the union’s highest honor and the highlight of Teacher Union Day, Mona Romain told cheering colleagues, “The union is deep inside me.”

Retired teachers chapter news | December 4, 2014 >>

The American Federation of Teachers is working “to reclaim the promise of a secure retirement and … to ensure that all Americans, after careers of hard work and service, are able to live independent, dignified lives.”

Around the UFT | December 4, 2014 >>

Annual mammograms and early detection can lead to the best outcomes for breast cancer treatment, the deputy physician-in-chief and director of breast cancer programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan told the nearly 100 who attended the annual breast cancer workshop at UFT headquarters.

Labor spotlight | December 4, 2014 >>

With the Republican sweep of many statehouses in the November election, a new wayve of ierce attacks on public-worker pensions is expected.

News stories | November 6, 2014 >>

EmblemHealth's AdvantageCare Physicians, a new multi-speciality medial practice available to UFT members and retirees, has 36 facilities citywide where primary care doctors, specialists and pediatricians all work under the same roof.

Secure your future | November 6, 2014 >>

UFT members who take advantage of our union’s pension services tend to be very knowledgeable about their retirement benefits.

News stories | October 2, 2014 >>

The Teacher Union Day ceremony and luncheon will be held on Sunday, Nov. 2, at the New York Hilton Hotel. UFT Assistant Treasurer Mona Romain, who is retiring this year, will receive the Charles Cogen Award, the union’s highest internal honor.

Secure your future | September 4, 2014 >>

A New York Times article attacking the city's public pension systems failed to report the major reason why the city has had to increase its contributions to the pension funds: Wall Street and corporate manipulations of financial markets.

National education and labor news | June 26, 2014 >>

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has OK’d Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s bid to reduce the city’s multibillion dollar pension shortfall by cutting workers’ benefits and increasing contributions.

Union resolutions | June 11, 2014 >>

The UFT reaffirms its support for defined-benefit pension plans and rejects efforts to increase reliance on defined-contribution plans as the primary means for retirement income.

Secure your future | June 5, 2014 >>

This year, the date a person retires takes on new importance. In light of the new contract, members have to make a decision whether to retire on or before June 30, 2014 or later.

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