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Why I Joined OEA-Retired
I loved the 35 years I was in the classroom working with students and parents and my profession gave me value and purpose. Retirement was not going to make me any less involved in Public Education and its importance to our country and I wished to be able to continue making a difference in the lives of our young and protecting Public Education. OEA-Retired has given me this opportunity to remain involved.
— Steve Hillis
I joined OEA-Retired because I wanted to keep close ties to the profession that I had worked in for thirty-four years. I am still a proud advocate of public education and proudly support those still active in the teaching profession. I believe in the rights of both active and retired educational employees and want to be kept up on current changes impacting us. I remain an active member of OEA-Retired because I enjoy the company of members from all around the state, who share a common passion for advancing the educational profession, advocating for retired issues and having some fun, as we work together for our common interests.
— Eileen Wende
As I retired, the OEA was going through a series of significant structural changes. I initially joined OEA-R to understand these changes and to have input on the process. The nice thing about this decision was that the retiree association provides a broad range of social and post-professional opportunities to broaden and engage myself! I enjoy the experience and the ability to impact education.
— Leo Thiessen
The Oregon Education Association-Retired (OEA-Retired) is the NEA affiliate for retired OEA members. OEA-Retired provides OEA retirees an opportunity to collectively work toward preserving PERS benefits, enhancing health care, and assuring the strength of public education. OEA-Retired works with other senior organizations to deal with retirement issues in common, while providing a forum and support group for issues unique to retired educators.
We're the organization that continues to fight for your rights. We can do more together than any of us can do alone. Watch this page for updates on retired issues and OEA-Retired news, and feel free to explore the information posted on our site, including:
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