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UFT Continues to Use Automated Dues Refund System for Retirees

If you are a new retiree, you will notice that full in-service dues were deducted from your summer pay checks. There is no need to request a refund. Upon receipt of all the dues records for UFT members from various city agencies, the accounting department will automatically calculate a refund for all eligible members and send them a check.

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Summer checks for new retirees

Members who are retiring at the end of the school year will receive four summer checks.

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Changing banks for your EFT retirement payments

If you’re planning to choose a new bank to electronically receive your monthly retirement payments from the Teachers’ Retirement System, keep in mind the following so that you can avoid suspension of your Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).

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Reflections celebration

RTC members who contributed to the annual publication “Reflections” celebrated together on June 7 at UFT headquarters.

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Class actions

There was something for everyone at the daylong RTC Day at the University, held at UFT headquarters on June 14. The event included a wide variety of workshops to choose from, such as Impeachment: A Historical and Constitutional Analysis and Downsizing a Lifetime’s Worth of Possessions. The day ended with a performance of political campaign songs of the past by balladeer Linda Russell.

Talent on display

Retired Teachers Chapter members enjoyed a day of entertainment at the Manhattan Music and Art Fair in Shanker Hall on May 21. Among the performances were those given by Middle Eastern dance and recorder class participants.

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Suffolk section RTC members make a stop in the Oculus at the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan during their City Hall trip on April 2.

Termination pay for 2017, 2018

The New York City Department of Education will be issuing the last installment of termination pay for 2017 retirees and the second installment of termination pay for 2018 retirees. It will be sent to your last payroll school with the school’s payroll and will coincide with the anniversary of your retirement date.

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2019 Cost-of-Living Adjustment

New York State’s most recent Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for eligible retirees will take effect this fall.

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How far we’ve come

The Retired Teachers Chapter has expanded from the handful of visionary retirees it was in the 1960s to a staggering membership approaching 70,000 activists who can tap into nearly six decades of achievement as our source of strength.