SMART retirees are critical to helping our Union grow and in providing the strength behind our political action. Since retired members are an essential part of this Union, our site has been developed carefully to provide a wide range of information important to both current and future retirees. These issues include the preservation of retirement security through Social Security, Railroad Retirement and Medicare; and information for members that help them keep their strong ties to their Union once they retire. We will help you defend your rights and obtain the best benefits available to you as a Union member. Take a few minutes and browse through our site and find what your union has to offer. It’s your Union.  You helped build it to what it is today.  Let us know if there is an issue that you’d like to see covered by contacting us at    Featured Links Financial Planning for Retiree Members  In depth practical advice about retirement planning and advice for issues you will confront during your retirement years. US Railroad Retirement Board  Administers retirement/survivor and unemployment/sickness benefit programs for railroad workers and their families. Pension Rights Center  The Pension Rights Center is the country’s only consumer organization dedicated solely to protecting and promoting the retirement security of American workers, retirees, and their families. Alliance for Retired Americans  The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, founded  in May 2001, with three million members working together to make their  voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that  shape our lives.  Over the past 10 years, we have grown to four million  members with a primary objective to enroll and mobilize retired union  members and other seniors and community activists into a nationwide  grassroots movement advocating a progressive political and social agenda  that respects work and strengthens families.