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Retirement security key to union membership

Anti-union reactionaries want to destroy the four pillars of our retirement security: a defined-benefit pension, Social Security, the Tax-Deferred Annuity and premium-free health insurance.

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Hearing aids

The UFT Welfare Fund, which provides an array of supplemental health benefits to eligible UFT members, provides a hearing aid benefit of $1,000.

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Difficult conversations made a little easier

We urge you to speak with your family about what to do in the event of a debilitating illness or death. Here is a list of topics you should discuss with family and the legal documents you should have.

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Paraprofessionals’ responsibilities

UFT paraprofessionals have challenging and rewarding jobs working as part of an educational team providing educational and support services to children. Here are some rights and responsibilities of paraprofessionals that paras should know.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Many people experience the “winter blues” in response to the change of seasons. Research over the past 30 years has identified this as a true medical condition known as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD.

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TRS benefits that protect you and your family

The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) provides benefits if you become disabled, die or leave service before retirement age. Some of the benefits depend on choices you make now. 

It’s back to basics for our new members

To help newer members understand the benefits of union membership, we’re reviewing some basics about the Qualified Pension Plan, the Tax-Deferred Annuity Program, death benefits and more.

Resolving conflict in the workplace

Disagreements can give birth to good ideas. Here are some ways to resolve conflicts in the school community.

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Stressed caregivers

Are you a caregiver? Has the responsibility become overwhelming? Here are some coping strategies that can help.

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Don’t fall for the lies

On the proposal on the constitutional convention on the Nov. 7 ballot, we’re asking you to vote NO.