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New Retiree Luncheon

New Retiree Luncheon

"You have reached the promised land,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew said, congratulating 650 cheering new retirees at the union’s luncheon in their honor at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan on Nov. 26.

Si Beagle Learning Centers Program

Si Beagle catalog

The Spring 2020 Si Beagle will be mailed and posted online by the first week of January.

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Are you interested in becoming an instructor for the UFT Welfare Fund Retiree Programs?

New daytime instructors are needed. Please send your resume and a cover letter, including the topic you are interested in teaching, to


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Retiree lump-sum payment

In accordance with the 2014 DOE-UFT contract, all UFT-represented employees who worked from 2009 to 2018 (or a portion of that period) received a lump-sum payment in October 2019. The payment represents 25 percent of the money owed in 2018. There will be one more payment in October 2020.

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Mid-Hudson on the rise

Two former UFT chapter leaders and union activists from Brooklyn reconnect and start a new Mid-Hudson Retiree Section.

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Loving the next stage of life

A former English teacher at JHS 240 in Brooklyn may have retired from his job but he’s been working the theater audiences in Florida for the past 20 years.

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SHIP helps defray health care costs

The Supplemental Health Insurance Program (SHIP), developed in 1977 by the Retired Teachers Chapter to augment the coverage provided for in the UFT contract, today enrolls 67,000 retirees plus their spouses or domestic partners.

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Are you a 50-, 60- or 70-year member?

If you have been a UFT member for 50, 60 or 70 years (including child care leave), you might be eligible for the union’s 50-, 60- or 70-Year Membership and Service Award.

Two different worlds

People look at the same things, the same event and even the same truth differently. That includes politics — and the prospect of impeachment.

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SHIP 2020 premium notices

The Supplemental Health Insurance Program’s 2020 premium notices will be sent in early January to retirees who have not elected to pay premiums via automatic pension deduction.