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Retired Teachers Chapter

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy, Chapter Leader for Retired Teachers

Dear Retiree,

Welcome to the Retired Teachers Chapter section of the UFT website. These are difficult days as we all navigate the changes to our lives triggered by this pandemic. I hope that you and your family and friends have been able to stay safe and healthy. The UFT's Retired Teachers Chapter can offer assistance in these times of need. Please check out the phone numbers and the links to useful resources listed below.

During the pandemic, RTC general membership meetings have been remote. You may take online or in-person Si Beagle courses.

We celebrated our 62st anniversary as a union in March 2022. We have much to remember, celebrate and build upon.

When times return to normal, we will join together again in all our regular activities and enjoy the camaraderie we've built over the years. Please stay safe and stay connected. The union is here for you.

In Solidarity,

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy
Chapter Leader


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Rules for working after retirement

If you are thinking of returning to work after retirement, you must adhere to some important rules to avoid jeopardizing your pension or Social Security benefits.

A steward of flora and fauna

Deborah Dolan, a retired literacy instructor, is a member of the Vital Volunteers of the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, helping to create an awareness of the Bronx park among its users and to plant the seeds for nurturing the park well into the future.

Suffolk Zoom courses cast wider net

Ira Faber, coordinator of the Retired Teachers Chapter's Suffolk section on Long Island, has seen an uptick in attendance at Si Beagle courses since they became virtual during the pandemic.

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