All articles by Al Korach

Florida good old boy pension ripoff sounds so Chicago

The interplay of politics and the interaction of what has been called the Good Old Boys Club is a matter of history. The condition exists alongside of politics at local as well as national levels. . . .

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Is RTAC group planning to grab a fourth seat on Chicago teachers pension fund Board of Trustees?... RTAC Florida luncheon meeting features Walter Pilditch, pension trustee, reporting on Illinois pension challenges -- and 'other matters'

On February 19th 2013, my wife Marlene (a retired clerk) and I drove the 135 miles from Margate Florida to Estero Florida to attend the Southwest Retired Teachers Association of Chicago (RTAC) luncheon. I was . . .

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In Florida it's standing room only at gun shows

It’s only a few weeks past the Sandy Hook school massacre in Connecticut, but down here in Florida it’s standing room only for admittance to local gun shows. While the federal government tries to find . . .

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Movie Review: Django -- Squeezing the buck

Last week as is our pattern we went to a movie. It’s good socialization as well as recreation followed by dinner. The movie we went to see was called DJANGO. It was a sort of . . .

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Medicare, Obama Care — or No Care... Everyone needs to be planning for a long life to make sure it's a happy and productive one

As a long time retiree I can just about remember my family's physician with his black bag making a house call. In those days it was not strange to have a grandparent living with you. . . .

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Retiree Ramblings for the holidays... Why are our computer help people in Romania this week?

Yesterday [December 19, 2012] while typing on line, my ability to utilize my computer suddenly stopped. I tried a number of corrections that worked in the past to no avail. I called AOL repair by . . .

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Guns. Guns. Guns.

I thought I’d wait a few weeks to try and let things settle down before I entered into the gun debate. At this stage of my life (83), I’ve been through this before. Based upon . . .

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Retiree news... Retiree Ramblings

As an 83 yr old teacher retiree I was surprised when my grandchild asked me, who would win the presidential election? I quickly replied, “The winners are already in. With over one billion spent on . . .

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RETIREE NEWS AND CTU HISTORY: More than fifty years of activism in the Chicago Teachers Union

I was deeply gratified as I approach my 83rd birthday to hear that I was again reelected to the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates as a retiree delegate. It’s hard to believe that I . . .

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Broward County Florida AFT President out, AFT takes over local after audit reveals possible corruption

As a long time union activist, CTU member, one time Vice President of the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund, Executive Board member (and numerous other things, including school delegate and retiree delegate), I’m alwazys disheartened by . . .

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