Educators Unite to Protect the Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund

“I paid $15,000 a year out of my pocket for health insurance before my wife and I turned 65 and were eligible for Medicare.” “Retired teachers are on fixed incomes and we don’t get Social Security, so increases in our health care insurance costs are difficult to manage.” “Both active and retired teachers have been…

CEA Retirees Spring into Action to Protect the Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund

“Active and retired teachers need to get involved in issues of importance to the profession,” said Marsha Baretta, a retired South Windsor teacher. “And right now a key issue is our teachers’ health insurance fund, and it affects all teachers.” Baretta, who was among a group of retirees at a CEA Retired Regional Member Activist…

Workshops Support Teachers in Making Their Voices Heard: Sign Up Now

A Manchester teacher says she sometimes feels like she’s in her own little world in her classroom, but she now has a solution: come to a CEA workshop. Second-grade teacher Cristina Rodrigues had never attended a CEA workshop before but she realized, “I need to know what’s going on.” After attending a CEA Reforum in…

Governor Outlines Commitment to Funding for Many Public Schools

Despite the state’s fiscal woes, Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced a proposal to increase Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funding to 117 of the state’s 169 cities and towns, while maintaining level funding for the remaining municipalities. CEA President Sheila Cohen, CEA Vice President Jeff Leake, CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg, AFT-CT President Melodie Peters,…