With the election of Donald Trump and the majority Republican Congress, our activism is now more important than ever. The bedrock issues for retirees are health care and retirement (Social Security and pension) benefits. As retired educators, we also join in the need to protect and advocate for our public schools and in-service teachers, which are threatened by privatization, for-profit charters, vouchers, and “reforms” that further that agenda. We also have an interest in protection of civil rights and workers’ rights. All of these issues are at the forefront at present. We therefore need
Unfortunately, RC 10 lost three of our most involved members during the last year. Those who strive to make a difference in the world, who love and are loved by those around them, are never really gone. Their impact is felt long after they have left us. We can choose to honor their memories in ways that continue their legacy.
We previously announced the passing of Dan Boone, who long served RC 10 in many capacities including as a delegate to the NYSUT Representative Assembly, a longstanding member of our Travel and Social Committee, and a representative for retirees at both the NYSUT Statewide
Retirees have special interests in fighting to protect retirement pensions and quality health care, and can donate to NYSUT actions that will help to do so.
VOTE/COPE is the political action fund of NYSUT and its affiliates. Voluntary donations given by active and retired NYSUT members support union-backed political candidates and campaign committees that are helping to advance national as well as state and local education and union issues. You can fight to protect public
Tri-County Literacy Center, serving Warren, Washington, and Saratoga Counties, will be offering volunteer literacy tutor training as follows:
Mar. 21 through Apr. 25 (no class April 11)
Tuesdays | 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the
SUNY Adirondack Queensbury Campus
In this course, individuals will receive complete training by Tri-County Literacy Center staff to begin tutoring an adult student in basic literacy, the English language or both. Why not give back by teaching reading and English to adults in the community who need help? The need for literacy tutors in our region is significant.