Retirement Is a Journey!

CalRTA is here to help you discover this new frontier!

Retirement is like a journey to a new frontier
where every day offers a different adventure!
It opens many exciting doors of opportunity. 

Hear CalRTA members tell their stories
in ”Your Road to Retirement”

  • Current News

    Congratulations Grant Recipients! Click here to see the teachers receiving a Spring grant.

    CalRTA’s 2014 Delegate Assembly/Annual Convention … Tons of highlights in our online photo album!

     ~ CalRTA’s 2014 Advocacy Day … We had a GREAT day meeting with legislators and their staff. Check out these smiles!

    ~ Reed’s Pension Initiative Read the latest news.

    Survey reminders … please share your thoughts: Legislative Survey and Long-Term Care Survey



  • Get Informed

    Already retired? Nearing that exciting transition? CalRTA shares important tips in our 17 Retirement Tips brochure, with “been there done that” information from other retirees. But we don’t stop there. CalSTRS, pension reform, legislation affecting you. We keep you informed!

    Stay connected to retirement and pension news with the CalRTA Facebook page!

    And check out the various videos on the CalRTA YouTube channel!

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    Fighting for Your Retirement

    You’ve helped thousands. Just think what thousands can do for you! Advocacy remains the key to protecting the benefits of California’s retired educators. At both the state and national levels CalRTA fights to protect your hard-earned retirement.

    Here’s a sample of how CalRTA fights for you …

    ~ Sued the state for repayment of $500 million to the Supplemental Benefit Maintenance Account. This fund provides protection against inflation and its negative purchasing power affect.

    ~ CalRTA is a leader in the fight to repeal the Social Security penalties that unfairly deny public educators their earned benefits.

CalRTA YouTube Channel




CalRTA’s PAC produced a fun commercial supporting Prop 30.

Social Security Fairness
and Solvency

Action Needed! The Social Security Fairness Act, H.R. 1795 and S. 896, need our support!  Here’s how you can help:

~ Email and ask your Representative to co-sponsor or thank him/her for the support.

~ Here is some suggested language to help you explain why the WEP/GPO should be repealed.

~ Share your story on CalRTA’s WEP/GPO blog (enter your comments at the bottom of the page).  Or just read how others have been affected.

Just the facts … here’s a simple explanation of how the Social Security penalties affect teachers. More

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Volunteer and Employment Opportunities

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Division Tools

View and download countless outreach tools … including promotional items! More
(Note – The link takes you to the Members Section of the website. Log in and click “Downloads and Documents” to view the tools.)