After more than three decades in the classroom—11 years in Mansfield and 20 in Hebron—CEA-Retired member Althea Carr has blazed a few trails. She was the first in her local education association to participate in an NEA Representative Assembly and the only teacher of color in her district.
Voters turned out in cities and towns across Connecticut yesterday. Thank you to all of you who voted in local elections and made your voice heard.
CEA-Retired’s annual fall conference provided members with the opportunity to connect with one another and hear from CEA and CEA-Retired leaders about legislation the organizations will be pushing in Congress and the State Legislature this year.
CEA-Retired has endorsed two members to represent you on the State Teachers’ Retirement Board—a board that is critical to the successful administration of your teacher pension and retiree healthcare benefits.
More than 125 retired educators gathered at the Aqua Turf on May 17 for the CEA-Retired Annual Spring Business Meeting to hear about legislative and Congressional updates regarding teacher retirement as well as other issues relevant to retired and active educators.
She spent 37 years in Wolcott, teaching middle school math, 6th grade, and elementary gifted and talented. She got involved with her local teacher’s union, the WEA, early, and served many years as their president.
CEA-Retired President William Murray, who attended the three-day event, said, “The focus of the NEA-Retired Conference was to illustrate and enhance the importance of the retired membership. We want active and retired members to know that retired teachers are a vital contributing group within NEA. We represent 11% of the association’s total membership.”
Social Security has announced that they will be granting a cost of living increase of 1.3% for the current year. Based on the statutes governing Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for CTRB members, the Connecticut Teachers’ Retirement Board will be granting COLA as follows.
Are you affected by the Government Pension Offset (GPO) or the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP)? Please share your story by contacting us!
Whether you’re a Yankees fan or you root for the Sox, teachers are on the winning side with both teams offering teacher appreciation day games this season!