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The AFT executive council voted overwhelmingly on July 11 to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary for president of the United States. The AFT is the first national union to endorse a presidential candidate this year. "In vision, in experience and in leadership, Hillary Clinton is the champion working families need in the White House," says AFT President Randi Weingarten.

“Quality education isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have for our kids and our economy. Hillary Clinton understands that, and that’s why her economic vision includes strong education, from early childhood


To keep potentially dangerous medications from contaminating our ground water and to keep them out of the hands of youngsters, Suffolk County has implemented a program for the their safe disposal. Unused prescription medicines can be dropped off at any Police Station in the County. Many Public Libraries are also participating by having “Shed the Meds” disposal days. Check with your library for collection days.


Join fellow RC 23 retires on October 13 and 14 for an exciting overnight trip to Cape May, New Jersey. Journey to the historic, seaside city by luxury motor coach, spend the night at the famous, beachfront Grand Hotel , enjoy a fun filled evening of dinner-theater, tour the victorian homes of Cape May, and visit the Renault Winery in Egg Harbor before heading home on Wednesday. For additional information, download the reservation form here.


There are three ways to show your support:

  1. Attend the Rally - Registration not required.

  2. Become a sponsor and contribute to help us meet expenses. All sponsors will receive acknowledgement during program. Any remaining funds will be contributed to Peter Yarrow’s preferred not for profit organization Operation Respect, working to end youth bullying. Make your tax deductible contribution to:

    NY StateWide Senior Action Council, 275 State St., Albany NY 12210.

  3. Contribute directly to Peter Yarrow’s not for profit corporation. Pledge your contribution and make your check payable to: Operation

2015 represents a major milestone in our fight for retirement security. As America prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Medicare and the 80th anniversary of Social Security, we are reminded that these critically important social programs are here today because of the hard work of those who came before us.
We are also reminded that there are powerful voices in Washington and on Wall Street who want to dismantle and privatize our earned benefits for their own profit.
Next month, on July 13, the White House will hold its once-a-decade White House Conference on Aging. This is an

The June 2015 issue of NYSTRS' Resource newsletter is now available on the NYSUT website. Download the newsletter (PDF).

In This Issue:

Coming in September: A COLA Increase
Eligible retirees receiving a monthly benefit of any amount from NYSTRS will see a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) of 1.0% on the first $18,000 of their annual benefit payment beginning this September, the result of legislation enacted in New York 15 years ago.

NYSTRS Remains a Top-10 Fund
NYSTRS is once again ranked among the top-10 pension funds in the nation according to trade publication Pensions & Investments (P&I).