Stay involved: It's YOUR union!

For decades, we have been successful leaders and advocates for most of the key legislation enacted to improve benefits for retired members.

Your membership in MTA-Retired and NEA-Retired gives you the ability to keep abreast of educational, political and legislative issues and to be directly involved in the shaping of education for the twenty-first century.

MTA serves as a strong advocate for its retired members through MTA's Legislative Program. Through organized political action under the auspices of MTA, your concerns about COLAs, pension benefits and improving the standard of living for retirees are actively addressed.

MTA employs a full-time professional staff person whose activities are devoted exclusively to providing services to current and future retirees.

Be a part of the process: Join us as we take MTA-Retired into the future.

As a member of MTA-Retired and NEA-Retired, you will participate in the governance of your union. You elect a retired member to the MTA Board of Directors, a member with full voting rights.

The Standing Retired Members Committee meets on a monthly basis to provide a forum for retired members to address and pursue issues of concern.

In addition, MTA provides financial support for MTA-Retired delegates to the NEA Annual Representative Assembly.

MTA Benefits

  • Discount programs in health care, auto, dental and homeowners insurance, mortgages, credit cards, long term care insurance, financial planning and a range of consumer products.
  • Special travel programs.
  • Over 1,000 discounts to cultural, recreational and entertainment attractions nationwide.
  • Call 800-336-0990 ext. 7002

NEA Membership Services

  • Special insurance plans for older members.
  • Discounts on magazines, rental cars and other products.
  • Financial services and consumer guides.


Receive information of special interest to retired members through the MTA Today, NEA Today, the MTA Reporter, NEA Active Life and other publications. Receive timely updates on matters relating to pension and retirement from both the State House and Washington.

Workshops and Conferences

Participate in MTA-sponsored workshops and conferences, including the annual conferences for retirees and pre-retirees and the MTA Summer Conference. Take part in workshops especially designed for retired members on such issues as consumer fraud and political action.

MTA retiree organizer Bob Whalen can be reached 617-878-8206 or by email at

For more detailed information or questions on:

MTA programs call MTA Benefits at 1-800-336-0990. MTA Benefits website:

NEA programs call NEA Member Benefits at 1-800-637-463. NEA website: