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Odds 'n' Ends is the newsletter of NYSUT Retiree Council 43, Teacher Retirees In Florida. It is published bi-monthly, September - August.
January - February 2017
ELECTION NOTIFICATION FOR TRIF UNITS & RC 43 OFFICERS
There was standing room only at the quarterly meeting of FLARA Board members in West Palm Beach in December. Representatives had traveled from as far away as Pensacola and as close as Palm Beach Gardens. The mood in the room was somber as everyone felt battered and bruised by the victory of so many anti-worker, anti-women candidates whose agenda is clearly to alter the economic and social landscape. Despite defeat, the energy was palpable to defend hard won benefits.
Public and private pensions are under constant scrutiny. What most fail to realize is the connection between the two or how one 'drives' the other.
With control of the House, Senate and White House, Speaker Paul Ryan said he will dismantle your earned Medicare benefits next. The only thing standing in their way is you.
The final Every Student Succeeds Act regulations look a lot like the draft regs U.S. Education Secretary John King -- yeah, that guy -- promulgated earlier this year. When the White House and Congress came up with the ESSA law, which was carried with bipartisan support, we were excited by the opportunity to leave behind the destructive test-and-punish tenets of the old No Child Left Behind era.