Retired Members

MTA Retired Members

Stay involved in public education when you retire. Having done so much for your students and our schools as an active educator, we need your knowledge — and your voice. There are so many ways you can continue to participate as an MTA Retired member.


Retirees ready to share expertise

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Dr. Charles Levenstein, 2018 Honor Our Own award winner, pictured on the left, with Retired Members Committee Chair Jacqueline Gorrie, committee member Julia Monteiro Johnson and state Senator Julian Cyr.

The 2018 MTA Retired Gathering included calls to action on many issues — fighting for greater education funding, engaging in election work and serving as a vital link to support union solidarity amid increased attacks on organized labor.

Retired educators from across the state who attended the annual conference responded overwhelmingly, filling out so many All In union commitment cards that Jacqueline Gorrie, chair of the MTA Retired Members Committee, looked like she was hoisting a brick when she showed off the stack of pledges.

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MTA & NEA Retired and Pre-Retired Membership

Staying Involved

MTA Retired Member Brochure

Learn how you can continue to participate in the MTA as a retired member.

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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.

If you'd like a paper application or have a question about membership criteria, contact MTA Retiree & Student Member Organizer Robert Whalen, 617-878-8206, or email him at rwhalen@massteacher.org.

Renew Your Membership

Questions? Please call MTA Membership at 617-878-8118.


Planning for Retirement

MTA retirement consultant Harold Crowley and several part-time consultants in all regions of the state are available to help members with retirement planning questions.

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Helpful Contact Information for Retirees
Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System (MTRS) State Board of Retirement

On the web: mass.gov/mtrs

MTRS Headquarters
500 Rutherford Avenue, Suite 210
Charlestown, MA 02129-1628
617-679-6877

MTRS Western Office
One Monarch Place, Suite 510
Springfield, MA 01144-4028
413-784-1711

On the web: mass.gov/retirement

Boston Office
One Ashburton Place, Suite 1219
Boston, MA 02108
617-367-7770

Springfield Office
463 Dwight Street, Room 109
Springfield, MA 01103
413-730-6135

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