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Retiring Wisely, the IFT retirement planning guide was first published several years ago. Revised this spring, the booklet supplements the retirement planning seminars held annually for members nearing retirement. The guide can be viewed or downloaded and saved or printed by clicking on the headline above,

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Communications

Your duties: maintaining the local's website, updating social media, and creating positive messaging around the West Suburban Teachers Union. Apply by May 30th.

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Take your choice of two dates this summer to learn directly from a  Social Security Administration representative. It's free to members! Identical presentations will happen on Thursday, June 6th from 10 am-noon, and Thursday, July 13 from 1-3 pm.

Both sessions will be held virtually, so you can stay in the comfort of your home. To RSVP for the June 6th session, let Patty Clancy know by June 3rd at 630-468-4083 or pclancy@ift-aft.org; if you want to attend July 13th, let her know by July 15th at 630-468-4083 or pclancy@ift-aft.org

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If you're thinking about retirement, be sure to attend this virtual meeting with a representative of the Illinois Teachers Retirement System (TRS) on April 24 from 5-6:30 pm.

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Randi Weingarten and NYC teacher Tamara Simpson

Attacks on public education in America by extremists and culture-war peddling politicians have reached new heights (“lows” may be more apt), but they are not new. The difference today is that the attacks are intended not just to undermine public education but to destroy it.

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If you have not done so already, union leader, sign in to AFT Leadernet today. You'll get a lots of free online resources to help you make your organization grow. Have instant access to AFT Plus benefit links, clip art galleries, document templates, survey makers, online form creators, and other useful tools.

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