Odds 'n' Ends January - February 2017

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

ALL TRIF UNITS MUST HOLD ELECTIONS FOR THE 2017 - 2020 TERMS OF OFFICE 
In accordance with the NYSUT Retiree Council 43 and TRIF Unit Constitution and Bylaws, the following guidelines MUST be followed for the election of TRIF Unit Officers. Nominations for TRIF UNIT Officers, Delegates and Alternate Delegates to NYSUT Retiree Council 43 shall be made in the following manner: 
The Officers of TRIF UNITS shall be President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The immediate Past President shall be a member ex-officio of the TRIF UNIT Board of Directors. 

 

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FLARA Quarterly Executive Board Meeting REPORT December 2016

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.

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Medicare is Under Attack

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.

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Karen's Notes: Out of the Frying Pan Into the Fire

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.

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