Retired Teachers

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphy, Chapter Leader for Retired Teachers Chapter

Note about SHIP: The most recent SHIP pamphlet lists an incorrect telephone number for Emergency Alert System (America Medical Alert). The correct number is 800-645-3244.


Dear Retiree,

Welcome to the Retired Teachers Chapter (RTC) section of the UFT website. These are difficult days as we all attempt to navigate our lives through an unchartered national emergency due to the Coronavirus. At this writing, none of us knows how long it will last but the severity of the crisis is well known to each of us. I hope that you and your family and friends can endure this unprecedented health emergency. The UFT/RTC can offer assistance in these times of need. The e-mail messages we sent to all retirees are posted here with links and telephone numbers and resources that we hope you can find useful.

All activities such as General Membership meetings, courses, trips, the Day at the University and our annual RTC Luncheon which was scheduled for June 5th at the Hilton are all cancelled or postponed in the interest of safety.

We have launched a project to call as many of our RTC members as we can reach in the greater New York area and around the country to see how you are doing. With 70,000 RTC members, it will take a while but we are here to help. We want to make a personal connection to see how you are faring and if you need any help.

Websites such as this one and all of the UFT social media communications become even more important during this time of social distancing.

This is our 60th Anniversary as a union. We have much to remember, celebrate and build upon: 60 Years Proud/60 Years Going Forward.

When there is once more a time of some normality, we will  join together again in all the activities and comradery  we've built up 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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