Are UFT retirees missing out when they attend union events and courses remotely? The Si Beagle Learning Center now offers remote courses, activities and seminars that were only available in person before the pandemic. But there is growing pressure to organize more in-person activities, and the RTC is trying to provide both options.
The UFT has a partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Northeast, that benefits both in-service and retired UFT members. When you or a family member is facing a cancer diagnosis, MSK’s specialists and services are available to you.
Retired educator Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa has sought refuge in libraries and books her whole life, and now she is contributing her own works to libraries — historical novels that reflect the richness, complexity, beauty and brutality of her Afro-Puerto Rican heritage.
The Retired Teachers Chapter's Queens section continues to develop the rich selection of remote classes it created during the pandemic — from baking and line dancing to guitar — and is taking its use of technology to a new level in the process.
Senior citizens need to be wary of emails, phone calls and text messages designed to get them to hand over money or share personal information, an elder fraud expert told UFT retirees at the Retired Teachers Chapter membership meeting in May. Fraud is a booming business, said Anna Diao, chief of the Elder Fraud Unit in the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
Helping students in need in honor of his son
Retired Tottenville HS teacher runs a foundation named for his late son that continues his son's good works, anonymously helping students in need with expenses such as SAT and college application fees, sports team dues, senior year events, tutoring and Chromebooks for doing homework.
Gauging your trust in us
Elections can be valuable measurements of the trust that rank-and-file union members have in the leaders they choose.
Medicare Part B 2021 reimbursements
Medicare Part B 2021 reimbursements were scheduled to be distributed in mid-April 2022.
IRMAA 2021 reimbursement
IRMAA reimbursement applications for 2021 are available on the city's Office of Labor Relations website.
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.
Dial UFT for free, confidential support
From offering support through friendly phone calls to advocating for retirees as they navigate the health care system, the geriatric social workers of the UFT's Retiree Social Services give free and confidential assistance to thousands of members each year.