Apr 26, 2024 | News Story

Join the New York City Chapter of the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans!

The New York City Chapter of the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans (NYSARA), an affiliate member of the NYC CLC, is the local arm of the 4.4 million member national Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA). The ARA was founded by the AFL-CIO in 2001 and now has 1500 local chapters and 39 state affiliates.

Through collective action, the Alliance works in collaboration with other groups to educate the public and lobby policymakers about the critical issues facing older Americans. These include: preserving and increasing pensions for current and future generations; expanding Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; lowering the cost of prescription drugs; protecting people with pre-existing conditions; supporting voting rights by participating in lawsuits against barriers to voting; endorsing pro-retiree candidates; and fighting for the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. These issues are important not only for present retirees, but also for all retirees-in-training and every family with older adult members.

Membership in the ARA is not restricted by age or union affiliation. For just $10 a year you can become a member activist by using this link to print and mail the NYSARA membership application. Because the unions listed below are already members of NYSARA, the yearly fee is waived for all current union members; just send your name, email address and zip code to Barry Kaufmann, NYSARA state president: president@newyorkstateara.org.

The list of NYSARA union members includes: NYSUT, UAW, RWDSU, CSEA, PEF, 1199/SEIU, UPFRA, Workers United, TWU/Local 100, SOAR, NYSNA, CWA and DC37. Your support for our NYC Chapter is most welcome and appreciated.