May 26, 2020

AARP Resource Hub

May 18, 2020

LRTA Receives AARP Grant

May 15, 2020

Office Update: May 15, 2020

May 12, 2020

Roadmap to a Resilient Louisiana Issued by the La. Department of Health

April 29, 2020

LRTA Announces 2020-2022 State Officers

April 28, 2020

Legislation filed to end state worker social security benefit discrimination

April 23, 2020

McConnell Says He Favors Letting States Declare Bankruptcy

April 13, 2020

2020 LRTA Spring Meeting CANCELED

March 18, 2020

Office Closure – 3/19/2020

March 18, 2020

LRTA Update: March 18, 2020

March 17, 2020

2020 LRTA Spring Meeting Postponed

March 13, 2020

Spring District Meetings Postponed

November 25, 2019

LRTA Gives Back to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

October 31, 2019

Celebrating Retirement! A Recap of the 2019 Fall Meeting

October 29, 2019

Dorothy Wilson Honored with Name of Fame Award

October 11, 2019

Feature a Speaker: Dana Vicknair

October 10, 2019

Feature a Speaker: Amy Wold

October 9, 2019

Feature a Speaker: Leea Russell

October 8, 2019

Panel Discussion: Louisiana Public School Coalition

October 7, 2019

Feature a Speaker: Ashley Franklin and Joey David

September 24, 2019

Louisiana Retired Teachers Association Announces Fall Meeting

September 16, 2019

Terrebonne RTA Hosts Candidate Forum

September 6, 2019

Study from Brookings Institution Provides Insight on UAL

August 14, 2019

NEW Report: NIRS Releases Study on States that Switched Pension Plans

June 28, 2019

PEW Charitable Trusts Releases Statewide Report on Pensions: How did Louisiana fare?

June 27, 2019

Caddo RTA President, LRTA Member Featured in Local News Segment

June 19, 2019

Update on Social Security Fairness Act

May 14, 2019

The teacher weekly wage penalty hit 21.4 percent in 2018, a record high

May 9, 2019

Ola Bunnitt Honored with Name of Fame Award

May 9, 2019

Lazette Watterson Honored with Name of Fame Award

May 2, 2019

2019 Spring Meeting in the News

March 28, 2019

A Look Back at the 2019 Spring District Meetings

March 28, 2019

Education funding topic of town hall

March 27, 2019

LRTA is Up and Away to Alexandria for Spring Meeting

January 28, 2019

Latest NIRS Report Compares DB and DC Plans

In January 2019, Dr. Nari Rhee and Leon F. Joyner, Jr. from the National Institute on Retirement Security released a new report evaluating teacher pensions over […]
November 19, 2018

Voters reject candidates in 3 states who lobbied for switch to DC plans

November 19, 2018

Op Ed from Nancy Altman

The following article is an opinion piece by Nancy Altman, a member of the Social Security Advisory Board and president of Social Security Works. Altman evaluates […]
November 5, 2018

Announcement: Rupert E. Breland Memorial Award

On October 23, 2018, LRTA past president Bertha Breland announced the Rupert E. Breland Memorial Award during the LRTA Fall Meeting. This award will be presented […]
October 30, 2018

We Booked it North! A Recap of the 2018 LRTA Fall Meeting

October 11, 2018

Feature a Speaker: Dana Vicknair, TRSL Director

October 10, 2018

Feature a Speaker: Representative Larry Bagley

October 9, 2018

Feature a Speaker: Senator Barrow Peacock

October 8, 2018

Feature a Speaker: Governor John Bel Edwards

September 26, 2018

New Study Finds Record Pay Gap Between Educators and Other College-Educated Workers

The following article was originally published by the National Council on Teacher Retirement. For more information on NCTR, visit We would also like to share an […]
August 1, 2018

Pew Research Center Reports on Older Adults and Technology Use

Aaron Smith with the Pew Research Center evaluates newly released data about America’s seniors and their transition into digital life. Click the link below to read […]
July 26, 2018

LRTA Participates in Webinar

July 6, 2018

The big myth about America’s pension crisis

Lydia DePillis, an economy reporter for CNNMoney, debunks common misconceptions about public pensions. This article also includes a graphic of public pension funds in each state […]
June 27, 2018

Tax deal gives Louisiana something new: Financial stability

By MELINDA DESLATTE BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers not only passed a tax deal to avert immediate and deep budget cuts, they backed an […]
June 20, 2018

Should you be worried about Social Security and Medicare?

By: Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar  WASHINGTON (AP) — An unexpected weakening in the finances of Social Security and Medicare has raised concern about the bedrock programs for the […]
May 16, 2018

USA TODAY- Teacher benefits: Do they make up for low pay?

USA Today, a national news organization, evaluates the value of teachers’ benefits in this article.
May 14, 2018

A constitutional convention won’t solve budget problems | Opinion

Louisiana Tech University math teacher Carol DeVille shares her thoughts about a constitutional convention in this op ed article.
May 8, 2018

State Rep. Jay Morris letter: What are constitutional convention proponents really after?

State representative Jay Morris discusses key issues with a constitutional convention in this article published by Baton Rouge news outlet The Advocate. Full text here:
April 30, 2018

Reworked Pension for Future Louisiana State Workers Shelved

Melinda Deslatte, a reporter for the Associated Press, published an article that discusses a bill that would have impacted pension plans for state workers.
April 26, 2018

2018 Spring Meeting on the News

Check out these news stories about the LRTA Spring Meeting! Thank you to the local media in Alexandria for working with us and our members. […]
April 12, 2018

New Analysis Suggests Public Pension Cuts Hurt State and Local Governments’ Ability to Recruit Workers

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2018 – A new research brief that explores the impacts of public pension reform from 2005 to 2014 suggests that cuts to […]
April 6, 2018

Louisiana Retired Teachers Association Says Aloha to Alexandria for Spring Meeting

January 29, 2018

Pensions Are Critical Tool For Recruiting, Retaining Teachers, Offer Best Path To Retirement

Findings Debunk Inaccurate & Misleading Assertions about Teacher Pensions WASHINGTON, D.C., October 26, 2017 –  A new report finds that defined benefit (DB) teacher pension plans work […]
January 29, 2018

Win-Win: Pensions Efficiently Serve American Schools and Teachers

A new report finds that defined benefit (DB) teacher pension plans work for both schools and teachers, and that there are important policy reasons to continue […]
September 26, 2017

NEWS: Pensions Improve Education Quality, Reduce Teacher Turnover

A new research brief analyzing the effectiveness of pensions on teacher retention and productivity finds that pensions play a critical role in recruiting and retaining highly productive teachers.
April 3, 2017

New Report Finds Strong Support for Teacher Pensions

New Report Finds Strong Support for Teacher Pensions Good news for retired teachers! A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) finds strong […]
March 8, 2017

The March is On: Repealing the WEP Still On the Horizon – TRTA

The March is On: Repealing the WEP Still On the Horizon Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) leaders visited Washington, D.C. last week to meet with Texas […]
March 3, 2017

Arnold Foundation Funds Flawed Analysis of Teacher Pensions Says NCPERS

Arnold Foundation Funds Flawed Analysis of Teacher Pensions Says NCPERS Facts Take Back Seat to Ideology in Misinformation Campaign The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement […]
September 29, 2016

STRSEA First Meeting of School Year

St. Tammany Retired School Employees Association held its first meeting of the new school year in early September. Celebrating the return of “Back to School,” all attendees […]
July 19, 2016

Understanding the Retirement Dilemma

Defined Benefit retirement plans are under attack nationwide. Click here to see a pdf of a Power Point developed by LRTA Director Rodney Watson to explain […]
July 19, 2016

Member Spotlight

Louisiana’s New Executive Director Takes Action to Engage Members, Educate Stakeholders and Win Legislative Battles Just one year ago, Rodney Watson joined the Louisiana Retired Teachers […]