Connect with retirees throughout the nation

Union media

California Teacher is the CFT's all-union news magazine that contains information relevant to all members, active and retired, plus a regular section specifically for retirees. The magazine is mailed to all CFT members.

AFT Retirees is an email newsletter that will keep you abreast of national goings-on from the AFT Retiree Division.

Government systems

CalPERS The retirement system for numerous groups of public employees in California, including many members of the classified service.

CalSTRS The retirement system for K-12 teachers and community college faculty in California.

UC Retirement System The retirement plan for educators employed by the University of California.

Other organizations

Alliance for Retired Americans A broad coalition of community-based organizations and AFL-CIO-affiliated unions, including the AFT, that unites retirees with the goal of building the most effective organization to advocate for America’s seniors.

California Alliance for Retired Americans A statewide nonprofit organization, supported by CFT, that unites retired workers and community groups to win a more secure future for individuals, families and future generations.

National Institute on Retirement A non-profit research and education organization that contributes to informed policymaking by fostering the value of retirement security to employees, employers, and the economy as a whole.

Social Security Fairness A coalition, including CFT, that is working to change the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) that deny many public employees, including California teachers, the Social Security benefits they have earned.

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Know the AFT Retiree division

Retirees have access to information through the AFT Retirees division