So here is a little info (from the fliers) about WEA Retired:
WEA Retired and NEA Retired are current and former WEA and NEA active members who have banded together to achieve improvements in retirement benefits as well as to stay involved in supporting public education. WEA Retired has its own elected officers and board of directors; its own annual meeting;and also elects delegates to the WEA and NEA RA's. WEA retired has representation on the WEA and NEA Board of Directors.
Your membership allows you to continue receiving these benefits
- WEA calendar book
- WEA attorney referral service
- various NEA insurances
- various NEA investment opportunities
- WEA/NEA liability insurance should you substitute
The cost for membership is reasonable. A lifetime membership for a pre-retired or retired member is $350. I know a big chunk at once, but if your district is like mine you'll be able to sign up for payroll deduction and pay $35 a month for 10 months and be done with it! I would encourage all members to check out the WEA/NEA Retired website for more information (I have barely scratched the surface, believe me).
You can click here to find out more: http://www.nea.org/home/1598.htm