January 2017

BJ’s Membership offer!

By | January 19th, 2017|General|

BJ’s has a special Membership offer just for NYS Retired Teachers’ Association 4 Great Reasons to Join or Renew* Get $15 off our $50** Annual Membership Fee (or) $25 off our $100 Rewards Annual Membership Fee FREE Additional 1 Month of Membership = 13 months FREE Second Membership Card for a household member PLUS, BJ’s [...]

December 2016

November 2016

Know Your NYSTRS Facts

By | November 10th, 2016|General|

You've heard the complaints about public pensions: They are too costly for taxpayers; they are unsustainable over the long term; they are going to bankrupt states; etc. You know none of this is true in New York State, but how do you convince others of this? Start by committing some facts about NYSTRS to memory. [...]

August 2016

NYSRTA 66th Convention Registration Forms and Schedule

By | August 24th, 2016|General|

Important, easy to access information for the upcoming October 26 through 28 66th New York State Retired Teachers' Convention, "Wine, Women and Waterways...Where History Begins". Convention 66th Schedule from YORK STATE Convention 66th Fulltime attendee Convention 66th Day Guest The information can be found in the YORK STATE Summer 2016 magazine which is be mailing [...]

Important Update on Teaching Certification Registration for those holding PERMANENT, PROFESSIONAL, and TEACHING ASSISTANT Certificates

By | August 4th, 2016|General|

Why the requirement? A written response from a member of the Senate Education Committee told us that this was one of the compromises in the 2015 State Budget (you heard that right – the 2015 - not the 2016 budget negotiations) in order to get the budget accepted by the legislature and signed by the [...]

July 2016

Resolutions Committee Report July 2016

By | July 28th, 2016|General|

The Resolutions Committee reviewed the five proposals that were submitted by three different zones. Two of the proposals were on the 2017 Constitutional Convention. These were combined to make one resolution with both zones named. These four resolutions are recommended for consideration by the delegates at the 2016 Annual Meeting. All NYSRTA members should review [...]

2016 Bylaws Committee Update

By | July 20th, 2016|General|

Current 2016 Bylaws 2016 Bylaws Review of 2016 in progress work by our Bylaws Committee Bylaws Committee Report Update on 2016 Propositions to Amend the Bylaws Approved 2016 Propositions to amend the Bylaws The following propositions have been approved by the Executive Board and sent to the zones for their approval or rejection (amendments to [...]

April 2016

2016 President’s Appeal

By | April 26th, 2016|General|

SAVE NYSRTA and Help Save Your Pension I would like to thank you for electing me President of NYSRTA. It is truly a privilege and honor to represent this fine organization. WE NEED YOUR HELP! The past few years have been difficult for our organization. We continue to lose membership and have had to sell [...]

December 2015

Cost of Living Adjustment 2015

By | December 21st, 2015|Hot Topics|

The cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for September 2015 through August 2016 benefit payments will be 1.0%. As a result, an eligible retired member with an annual benefit of $18,000 or more will receive a maximum increase of $15 per month beginning with the September 2015 payment. (Eligible members receiving an annual benefit under $18,000 will receive [...]