Since 1926, this Association has dedicated itself to the betterment of all teachers who have retired from the Chicago Public Schools.
Patricia B. Kubistal,
Legislation and Advocacy
Workshops, Calendar of Meetings, Events, Activities and Opportunities
a Poem Dedicated to Teachers
by Mort Elenbogen
Did you Take a LEAP for your pensions? See this!
Join us for the 2017 Fall Luncheon
More information is here
Pension Reform laws are
UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Read it
Court: State CANNOT cut subsidies for retirees' health care. Read it HERE!
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.
Read an analysis of Public Pensions by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability -- here.
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!
information and updates from the Chicago
Teacher's Pension Fund, click
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Site Map and Links
update: August 11, 2017
Last Advocacy page update: October 12, 2015
Last Archives page update: January 11, 2017
Last Committee Meetings page update: August 10, 2017
Last CTPF information page update: December 2, 2016
Last Events & Activities page update: August 9, 2017
Last Forms page update: August 7, 2107
Last Home page update: August 11, 2017
Last Jobs page update: August 10, 2017
Last Just for fun page update: December 10, 2013
Last Legislation Update page update: July 15, 2016
Last Orientation page update: February 14, 2014
Last Other Opportunities page update: August 10, 2017
Last Pending Bills page update: July 31, 2017
Last Resources page update: May 16, 2017
Last Reunions page update: March 5, 2017
Last Samples page update: June 12, 2015
Last Volunteer page update: August 11, 2017
Last Workshop & Seminar page update: August 10, 2017
See our FUN page for more.
Archives & Forms
Activities and Opportunities
|News Bulletins Go Green
The latest News Bulletin is available through this link as are many of the past News Bulletins.
The Archives of past legislation, stories and posts are here.
& Pending Bills
RTAC supported legislation
Find your legislators HERE
(Enter your 9 digit zip, 'Find Address' then 'Confirm Address')
The 2017 legislative calendar is here.
Scheduled Board & Committee Meetings
(Most are open to the public but space is limited.)
Events & Activities
Reserve the date for our 2017 Fall Luncheon and Business Meeting scheduled for October 20, 2017. Details to here.
|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
Part time and full time jobs for retired teachers.
Teachers Needed at CICS/ReGeneration Schools
|The CTPF website is here, recent CTPF
actions and information is here and the CTU
website is here.
For more information about the Alert Network, click here or join the E-mail Alert Network
|Find Your State and Federal Legislators
Illinois Senate by district
Illinois Senate by name
Illinois House by district
Illinois House by name
Photos of visits to legislators
Reviewers Needed for the 'You be the Chemist Challenge' Program
Volunteers Needed For Teen Girl Program
|Fraud Alert/Identity Theft
|How to Write Your Legislator
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(and the addresses of media outlets)
of businesses and services that provide Senior discounts.
Legal Defense Donations
Nomination for the Armstrong Award
See Photos of RTAC members meeting with their legislators and at other activities.
Read a summary of the presentations at the AARP:NRTA conference in Washington D.C.
J. Sterling Morton West High School - Class of 1967 - 50th Reunion
October 13-15, 2017