Retirees Chapter: An Overview

Updated: November 20, 2017

The Retirees Chapter of the PSC/CUNY is the largest in the union, with over 2,800 members. We even have a branch in Florida. Our major goal is to safeguard critical retiree interests, including Welfare Fund benefits. The chapter also participates in the PSC's activities on behalf of our in-service colleagues and the university. Through the political clout we gain from the PSC and its affiliates, we work to protect and enhance Social Security and Medicare Benefits. We are in the forefront of the continuing struggle for pension supplementation in New York. At monthly meetings, we update members on issues of concern and present interesting speakers on a wide variety of topics. Members can maintain social contacts with former colleagues and make new friendships. The chapter also sponsors two luncheons each academic year: a winter luncheon in January and an event in June that concludes our annual activities. Members of the Chapter receive a monthly newsletter, the PSC Clarion, the New York Teacher and two publications from the AFT.

Our affiliation through the PSC with NYSUT, AFT, NEA, the AFL-CIO and COMRO (Council of Municipal Retiree Organizations of NYC), along with membership in Alliance for Retired Americans and its State and City affiliates, NYSARA and NYCARA, makes the Retirees Chapter a powerful advocacy group. We welcome your involvement.

For further information, or to discuss a matter related to the interests of retirees, contact Bill Friedheim, chapter chair, at (212)354-1252, by e-mail at retirees@pscmail.org, or by mail at the Professional Staff Congress, 61 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10006.

Our affiliation through the PSC with NYSUT, AFT, NEA, the AFL-CIO and COMRO (Council of Municipal Retiree Organizations of NYC) makes the Retirees Chapter a powerful advocacy group. We welcome your involvement.

Annual retiree dues are $71.00 for the period September through August. If you join between October and August your dues will be pro-rated. If you are interested in joining, please call the PSC Membership Department, at 212-354-1252 for a membership application.

Jared Herst (standing), PSC Coordinator, Pension & Health Benefits speaking at 3/5/12 chapter meeting.
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