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Texas Retirees Gather in San Antonio

On June 17 at 12:30PM, Texas retirees will gather at the Alamodome. Our retiree caucus comes right after the Labor Caucus during the Democratic Party convention. Everybody invited! You don't have to be a delegate to get in. We want you! We'll publish the room number as soon as... Read more

What’s Our Strategy?

What's Our Strategy? Here are some ideas to start a statewide discussion on our strategy for building a statewide grassroots movement of organizations within Texas that represents retired union members, their families, and other senior community activists, and which educates, ... Read more

Democracy Under Siege in Texas

Retirees Join Democracy Forum Labor leaders met with the Lone Star Project on May 5 in Grand Prairie on the topic of democracy in Texas. As usual, a good number of the participants were active in the Texas Alliance for Retired Americans. National Board members Ray Kramer and J... Read more

Medicaid Expansion Still Necessary

For immediate release May 5, 2016 Federal Medicaid Extension not a long term solution for Texans For information contact Gene Lantz 214-942-4236, Medicaid expansion was ignored. Texas officials and Hospital administrators have said they are reli... Read more

Democracy is Critical for Texas Retirees

Democracy was the issue on May 1st when President Glenn Scott and Austin retiree activists attended their "Democracy Awakening" rally. Texas Alliance members Yolanda Delgado, Marie Drummond, Joe and Lynne Lam, and Barbara Fetonte were Austin Chapter members who participated alon... Read more

Workplace Injuries Still Plague Retirees

[caption id="attachment_1743" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Retirees suffering long-term workplace injuries spoke on KNON radio[/caption] Workplace injuries plague us long after we have retired. Three retirees from the Dallas Independent School District appeared with me on ... Read more

Fallen Workers Remembered

Every April 28, America remembers fallen workers who have been killed or injured on the job during the previous year. Unfortunately, there are a lot of them. Workers Memorial Day events are being held in several Texas cities. These include:    Austin - 6 p.m., April 28: Pl... Read more

Retirees Are Meeting

In Texas, retirees are meeting everywhere. In almost any church, there is a group of predominantly retirees meeting. Drop by the Dairy Queen or McDonald's in small Texas towns during mornings, and you'll find retirees meeting over coffee. The Texas Alliance for Retired Americans ... Read more

Retiree Politics Comes to a Head on November 8

[caption id="attachment_1527" align="alignleft" width="300"] Retiree politics surged forward when we overcame poll tax suppression[/caption] We've fought hard for our democracy in Texas retiree politics. Voter suppression isn't something new. We've fought it, and defeated it, ... Read more