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Welcome to the Retiree Division

Welcome to the Retiree Division section of Local 1180's new website. More than just a drop-in center, the Retiree Division provides retirees of CWA Local 1180 with a venue to pursue their social, intellectual, and educational interests throughout their retirement. Through thoughtful and creative planning, the staff of the Retiree Division prepares a monthly calendar representing a compilation of some of the greatest activities in the area at any given moment. Broadway shows, trips, speakers, lunches, and interactive workshops allow retirees to socialize with peers, have fun, and learn a little along the way.

We can only begin to tell you about how glad our retirees are to have a one-stop-shopping experience that offers so many ways to keep busy, engaged, and active. We hope that you make the decision to join in on some of the fun. Read the monthly calendar to see what events are coming up, and then call to reserve your space. Remember that we are providing programs for more than 4,000 retirees in the New York City area, so space may be limited.

We have a special welcome gift for all 'newbie' retirees. Or, if you are an existing retiree, stop by the office just to say hello. We can't wait to greet you all.

 

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Suzanne E. Beatty, LMSW

Retiree Division Director

Biography

Director's Message

The Retiree Division was in the middle of providing benefit reimbursement support and social events for 1180 retirees when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Without warning, we had to pack up our things, close our doors, and relocate in order to work from home and be able to continue to service our retirees from a different location. 

We canceled our Southern States Retiree Benefit Conference and requested refunds for our tickets to Tina Turner on Broadway for May. Finally, with the phones hooked up, we fielded calls from retirees asking if our three-day trip to Dover Downs Casino would still happen in June and if they could come in to the office to file their benefits reimbursement paperwork. 


These are definitely some strange times we are living in right now. This is unchartered territory. It’s scary. It’s lonely. It’s isolating for everyone. Remember, you are not in this alone. Everyone is in the same boat. Be sure to reach out for help if you need it. The Retiree Division is here to answer your questions; ask family for assistance; call a friend or a support group. Do whatever it takes to get through this because there will be an end to the coronavirus pandemic.


Since we are all under the same stay-at-home orders, and you are unable to stop by the office, (please do not come by, the office is closed) these are the top 5 things that 1180 retirees need to know right now that we would have workshops on in the office if we could. 


 

Join Ret BD Club

 

UPDATE YOUR RETIREE CONTACT FORM

 

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Any retiree with Congratulations they want to share, should email the information to: 
retireedivision@cwa1180.org

Congratulations to Amber Mathis on her five years of service with the CWA Local 1180 Retiree Division. Amber's high attention to detail, excellent member service work, and positive attitude all contribute to what we can accomplish in the Division for our retirees. 

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Congratulations to retiree Eddie Barrett, who reported that she is just returned from Tennessee where she attended the graduation ceremonies of both her great-grand daughter from college and her grand-son from High School!! That’s a lot to celebrate Eddie!! Congratulations!!

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Congratulations to awesome grandma/retiree Helena Crump whose grandson Tyliek Williams graduated from Buffalo State College with honors! 
She’s waiting on the college acceptance letter for her granddaughter now!

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Any retiree with Condolences they want to share, should email the information to:
 retireedivision@cwa1180.org

The Retiree Division sadly announces the passing of Rosa Jennings and Patricia Browne.

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Condolences to Retiree Annie Stevenson (HRA) on the passing of her son Victor Eric McDaniel on Feb. 7, 2020.

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Meet the Retiree Division Staff

Lynda Hogan

Lynda Hogan
Assistant to the Director
Retiree Benefits

Biography

Dianne Mason-Smith

Dianne Mason-Smith
Assistant to the Director
Retiree Programs & Events

Biography

Amber Mathis

Amber Mathis
Administrative
Assistant

Biography

Indra Subryan

Indra Subryan
Benefit Assistant

Biography

 

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Local 1180 Retiree Division History

In 1996, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer a new benefit to retirees that would assist them in transitioning from a worker to a retiree. The age wave was producing a new group of retirees that had shown a greater interest in remaining active. The Retiree Division was born that year and began offering recreational programming, workshops, educational classes all within a new center housed 97 Hudson Street, on the lower level of the building occupied by Local 1180. The Division continues to reach out to retired members and provide an opportunity that promotes their physical and emotional well-being as they remain active educationally, culturally, and socially. The Retiree Division engages retirees in activities that support a long and healthy retirement with dignity and respect.

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Retiree Division Contact Information


CWA Local 1180 Retiree Division

97 Hudson Street   |   New York, NY 10013
212.226.5800   |   800.801.2882 (out-of-area)
retireedivision@cwa1180.org


Mailing Address

CWA Local 1180 Retiree Division
6 Harrison Street, New York, NY 10013

 

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