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March 5, 2022

 

Dear AFTW Retiree:

 

We at AFT Wisconsin-Retiree Council would be pleased to have you as a member of our organization.  We continue to be committed to our motto of Life Long Unionism.  Annual membership dues of $20 for 2022 are now due.  You also have the option of becoming a life member for a onetime payment of $200.  (See membership form.)

 

Sharing more pathways to student debt relief

As the landscape of student debt shifts, and more and more opportunities allow borrowers to have their debt relieved, the AFT is using every avenue to ensure that the word is out. In affiliate meetings, telephone town halls, media coverage and social media, the union is spreading the news, and at a student debt clinic at AFT headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 31, AFT President Randi Weingarten vowed to reach as many people as possible with information that could save them tens—and sometimes hundreds—of thousands of dollars.

Problems with Medicare Advantage

July 27, 2022.  Government Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care and Overcharging (from WI Association of Retired Americans)

"Congress should crack down on Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors that sometimes deny patients vital medical care while overcharging the government billions of dollars every year, government watchdogs told a House panel Tuesday."

https://wisconsin.retiredamericans.org/2022/06/30/government-watchdogs-a...


 

Our President , Kathy Monaghan, Has Passed

March 2, 2022.   We were all deeply saddened to learn of the passing of AFTW icon, Kathy Monaghan.  Kathy served on the WFT/ AFTW Executive Board for more than 5 decades, first as secretary, and more recently as a Vice President representing retirees.  She was instrumental in helping organize Local 8047R, the retiree chapter of AFTW, and served as its president for the past 17 years.  She also supported and served in numerous other capacities in her local, Local 202, the Superior Federation of Teachers, in the Central Labor Council, in the Firefighters Union, and in the Democratic Party.  H