Since 1926, this Association has dedicated itself to the betterment of all teachers who have retired from the Chicago Public Schools.
Linda R. Williams
Legislation and Advocacy
Workshops, Calendar of Meetings, Events, Activities and Opportunities
| IMPORTANT NOTES:
Apply to become a RTAC Director or Officer. For more information and the application form click here.
RTAC is YOUR voice as an independent organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing YOUR pension.
Remember too that EVERY contribution to RTAC COPE will help gain our objectives! Like it or not, MONEY TALKS Ė and, unfortunately, so does the absence of it!
Defined Benefits vs. Defined
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 do?
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.
update: March 13, 2023
Last Committee Meetings page update: February2, 2023
Last CTPF information page update: December 18, 2020
Last Employment page update: February 22, 2023
Last Events & Activities page update: April 25, 2020
Last Forms page update: March 8, 2022
Last Home page update: March 13, 2023
Last Legislation Update page update: January 2, 2023
Last Other Opportunities page update: October 19, 2022
Last Pending Bills page update: January 2, 2023
Last Resources page update: November 23, 2022
Last Reunions page update: November 26, 2021
Last Volunteer page update: January 28, 2022
Last Workshop & Seminar page update: October 13, 2022
See our FUN page for more.
Opinions, Resources, Archives
Events, 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.
RTAC supported legislation
Find your legislators HERE
(Enter your 9 digit zip, 'Find Address' then 'Confirm Address')
The 2022 legislative calendars are available for both the House and Senate.
|Workshops & Seminars
Scheduled Board & Committee Meetings
(Most are open to the public but space is limited.)
Events & Activities
The Fall Luncheon Announcement is here
A schedule of Fall 2022 workshops & seminars is here.
Editorials supporting RTAC's position on
Pension matters are here.
'Pension Fund Ambassador' (here)
and print letters to your legislators about the economic
impact of your pension (here).
Winnetka Historical Society Program Coordinator
Second & Third Grade Interventionists Needed
CTPF website is here,
recent CTPF actions and information is here
and the CTU website
For more information about the Alert Network, click here or join the E-mail Alert Network
|Find Your State and
Federal Legislators here
Illinois Senators by district
Illinois Senators by name
Illinois Representatives by district
Illinois Representatives by name
Photos of visits to legislators
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Heartland Alliance After School Program
RTAC Alert Assistant
RTAC Assistant Webmaster
|Fraud Alert/Identity Theft
|How to Write Your
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(and the addresses of media outlets)
|A list of businesses and services
that provide Senior discounts.
Legal Defense Donations
Nomination for the Armstrong Award
Bylaws and Conflict of Interest Form
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.
Morgan Park Reunion Picnic Saturday, August 15, 2020