You may not be an in-service employee anymore, but you haven’t left the UFT. Now it’s time to become a member of the union’s Retired Teachers Chapter (RTC) and participate in what’s considered the nation’s best retiree program for public school teachers and health care providers.
Barbara Zietchick began taking painting lessons and learning about printmaking while she was still a kindergarten teacher on Staten Island in the 1980s. Now, 37 years after her retirement, Zietchick’s lifetime commitment to “change and growth” continues through her award-winning work.
The RTC's volunteer Retiree Health Care Committee has been busy since its inception studying, evaluating and then explaining for members the premium-free health plan for retirees adopted in July by the Municipal Labor Committee.
Following months of painstaking negotiations, the Municipal Labor Committee voted on July 14 to approve a new group health care plan for all Medicare-eligible New York City retirees that allows the municipal unions to address the rising cost of health care while maintaining their current benefits and quality of care.