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NEW ==> NYSUT Retiree Council 7 Election of Officers


Please download the document below for information regarding the upcoming NYSUT RC7 election of executive officers. Information includes the positions to be filled, the nomination procedures, the election procedures, the Election Committee Members and the Nomination Form should you like to rum for an office. If you would prefer to respond by US Mail, please also use the form directly below
2016 - 2017 Luncheon Schedule has been posted. 

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The Johnson "Social Security Reform Act"  A Scary Prospect


Since the election, Republicans have made it clear that they plan to use their unified control over government to destroy Medicare. Just before Congress left for the holidays, Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) introduced the “Social Security Reform Act” – an impressive wish list of devastating Social Security cuts and upper-income tax breaks.

Our friends at the Economic Policy Institute Policy Center have crunched the numbers on the Johnson plan, and they are even scarier than we thought.

More than 2/3s of beneficiaries would see, on average, a 27% cut in benefits. This includes:


Raising the retirement age to 69 (equivalent to a 13.5 percent across-the-board cut)
Changing the benefit formula (9 percent average cut) 
Slashing the cost-of-living adjustment (13 percent average cut)
Some long-lived beneficiaries could see cuts of up to 74 percent!
Eliminates the taxation of benefits on high earners--giving a tax cut to those who need it least while reducing revenue back into the Social Security trust fund

The Johnson bill disproportionately hurts women and low-income workers who had employment gaps due to caregiving and unemployment. And it hurts those who had uneven earnings during their wage-earning years.

Here’s the crazy part: Rep. Johnson says his plan ensures the long-term health of Social Security’s trust fund--but it does this by cutting benefits by an average of 27% per person. Yet even in the worst-case scenario for Social Security, in which the wealthiest Americans don’t pay their fair share, Social Security can still pay 79% of promised benefits. Rep. Johnson’s bill cuts benefits by 27% to ensure that there isn’t a 21% cut a few decades from now.

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The December 2, 2016 NYSUT Member Briefing


The December 2nd NYSUT Member Briefing has been added to the website. Please click the green button to read the latest news.
Scholarship Fund

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The 2016 RC7 Scholarship Form has been added to the website. Please click the green button to read the latest news.

Karen Magee, NYSUT President

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 Notice to all NYSTRS Retirees (prior to May 31, 2016) who are U.S. Military Veterans


The new law signed by Governor Cuomo now granting the use of previously non-eligible military service time toward pension calculation in the Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) is still only a halfhearted measure at veteran equalization within the TRS.

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 We must do more to protect women


The day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, the United Nations marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. As the U.N. says: Violence against women is a human rights violation. It is a consequence of discrimination against women and of persisting inequalities. It impacts, and impedes, progress in many areas, including poverty, health care, education, and peace and security. Violence against women and girls is not inevitable. Prevention is possible and essential, yet it continues to be a global pandemic. To read more please click on the link below.
Membership Renewal


It's time to renew your membership.  RC 7's fiscal year is July 1 through June 30.  Please support the work we do with your $10 membership fee. Please click the green button to read the latest news.
Luncheon Meeting


The December 2016 RC7 luncheon and meeting was held at the Belview Country Cub. A wonderful meal was followed by a talk by two retired teacher authors!
GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES IMPACT OF POTENTIAL
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT REPEAL IN NY

Over 2.7 Million New Yorkers Would Lose Coverage

Estimated State Budget Impact of $3.7 Billion

Counties Across New York Would Lose Over $595 Million in Direct Spending

New York Residents Would Lose $250 Million in Health Care Savings Tax Credits

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NEW ==> The January / February 2017 RC7 Newsletter is now Online!


The January / February  RC7 Newsletter has been added to the website. Please click the green button to read the latest news.​ NOTE:The April luncheon is on TUESDAY, April 18th (not on April 19th as previously announced). We're sorry for any inconvenience. PLEASE CHANGE THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDARS!
NYSUT Action Center​

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