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NYSUT Phone banks for retirees will continue to be held every Tuesday up to and including Election Day. The Phone Banks operate from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., lunch included, and are located at the NYSUT Suffolk Regional office, 150 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy, Brentwood, NY 11717. Hope to see you there!


The Fall Luncheon was attended by sixty colleagues from our member chapters (Commack, Elwood, Harborfields, Hauppauge, Huntington, Kings Park, Northport, Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson Station, Sachem, Smithtown and Three Village). VOTE/COPE Chair June Smith gave an update on NYSUT’S phone campaign to defeat the Constitutional Convention proposition. Retiree services Consultant Joan Perrini highlighted the upcoming Regional Retiree Conference on November 2nd. RC 23 President Ellen Burke urged members to continue phone calls and to attend the “Pizza and Post Card” party at the NYSUT office.  ED


The theme for this year's NYSUT Regional Conference is Critical Issues Facing Seniors. The conference, to be held on Thursday, November 2 at the Watermill in Smithtown, features a continental breakfast, seminars of interest to NYSUT retirees and lunch.

Download the Conference Registration Form to register. Registration Deadline is October 25. For more inforamtion call Joan Perrrini at (631) 273-8822.


The AFT as issued a bulletin from on recent changes to Social Security and Medicare that all retirees, and soon to be retirees, should be aware of.

2016 Changes Announced for Social Security and Medicare

The Social Security Administration and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently announced changes in Social Security and Medicare benefits effective January 1, 2016. This bulletin provides some of the key changes for review and use by local leaders and active and retired members.   More detailed information can be found at

Social Security Changes

  • Cost-of-living Adjustment
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