|Since 1926, this Association has dedicated itself to the betterment of all teachers who have retired from the Chicago Public Schools.||
Read the presentation RTAC President Peterson made before the CTPF Board of Directors on July 16, 2015 here.
Pension Reform law is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
Read it HERE!
Court: State CANNOT cut subsides for retirees' health care. Read it HERE!
Court: City of Chicago CANNOT cut pension benefits.
Opinion, Archives & Forms
and help wanted
|News Bulletins Go Green
The latest News Bulletin is now available through this link as are many of the past News Bulletins.
& Pending Bills
RTAC supported legislation
Part time and full time jobs for retired teachers and opportunities to volunteer.
Workshops & Seminars
|Opinions and Editorials
supporting RTAC's position on Pension matters are here.
a 'Pension Fund Ambassador' (here)
print letters to your legislators about the economic impact of your
of businesses and services that provide Senior discounts can be found here.
|The Archives of past
legislation, stories and posts are here.
For more information about the Alert Network, click here or join the E-mail Alert Network
Illinois Legislators here or
all of your legislators, including National, here.
Illinois Senate by district
Illinois Senate by name
Illinois House by district
Illinois House by name
Photos of visits to legislators
|Events & Activities
Reserve FRIDAY, October 16, 2015 for our 89th Annual Fall Luncheon and Business meeting. Details here.
Photos from our Luncheons are on the 'Events' page.
RTAC Satellite Activities
|Fraud Alert/Identity Theft
|How to Write Your Legislator
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(and the addresses of media outlets)
AARP Experience Corps Needs Tutors
Tutors needed at Christopher House
Legal Defense Donations
Nomination for the Armstrong Award
Photos of RTAC members meeting with their legislators.
Lindblom Class of ’65 50th Reunion October 9, 2015
Defined Benefits vs. Defined Contributions
Currently we have a defined benefit retirement plan where we are guaranteed our benefits for life. If some legislators get their way, new employees will work under a defined contributions retirement plan where the benefits are based entirely on how much was contributed.
If you would like to see how much you would have needed to contribute to a retirement fund to enjoy your current pension, click here and enter some data. Be aware that the projected total you have in your account when you retire must last for life - i.e. if your retirement account has $1,000,000 in it when you retire and you expect to live another 20 years, you can only withdraw $50,000 per year and the balance will continue to decrease until your account is completely depleted and you have nothing left to live on.
Looking for something to
Check out our EVENTS page.
The EVENTS page lists events of interest to all CPS teachers, active as well as retired.
The Events page contains direct links to over 100 area entertainment venues!
You might also like to check our VOLUNTEER, JOBS and OTHER OPPORTUNITIES pages.
HELP RTAC HELP YOU!!!
PLEASE join our RTAC-ALERT Network. Members get the FASTEST UPDATES on pending legislation, often on the same day that events occur. Just click on RTAC-ALERT Network and give your name, e-mail address and zip code (this is to verify your RTAC membership). THE ONLY OBLIGATION IS YOUR PROMISE TO MAKE CONTACT WITH LEGISLATORS, if requested, on behalf of retired Chicago Public School teachers. The Alert Network's fast and massive responses have already earned the respect of legislators throughout the state, and constitute our first line of defense. Join NOW! Your help is urgently needed!
Remember too that EVERY contribution to RTAC COPE will help gain our objectives! Like it or not, MONEY TALKS – and, unfortunately, so does the absence of it!
Site Map and Links
|Latest SITE update:
August 1, 2015
Last Archives page update; July 17, 2015
Last CTPF information page update: July 9, 2015
Last Events & Activities page update: July 19, 2015
Last Forms page update: April 1, 2015
Last Home page update: August 1, 2015
Last Jobs page update: August 1, 2015
Last Just for fun page update: December 10, 2013
Last Legislation Update page update January 2, 2015
Last Lobbying page update: April 16, 2015
Last Orientation page update: February 14, 2014
Last Other Opportunities page update: July 21, 2015
Last Pending Bills page update: July 1, 2015
Last Resources page update: June 12, 2015
Last Reunions page update: June 14, 2015
Last Samples page update: June 12, 2015
Last Satellite Activities page update: April 13, 2015
Last Volunteer page update: June 18, 2015
Last Workshop & Seminar page update: July 25, 2015
See our FUN page for more.