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Join the RTC!

Benefits of union membership

By joining the Retired Teachers Chapter (RTC), you will have valuable benefits and remain an active, vital and protected part of your union.  As a member, you'll have the right to play an important role in our union, its actions and its policies.

You'll have access to these exciting programs and perks:

  • Supplemental Health Insurance Program (SHIP)
  • Nationwide retiree social services
  • Life insurance and travel discounts
  • Continuing education courses & workshops
  • Union support and full voting rights
  • Free legal advice
  • New York Teacher subscription
  • Community and connection
  • And more!
Please note: As a retiree, union membership is NOT automatic. You must re-enroll in the UFT's Retired Teachers Chapter.

Become a member today!

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Join by mail

If you prefer to enroll by mail, please print, fill out and mail in one of our membership forms for paraprofessionals or for other DOE members including teachers.