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Union membership is one of the best investments a retiree can make, especially in the current political climate. As a member of NJREA, you have access to a variety of resources to get the most out of your retirement, as well as offer peace of mind knowing there are people working on your behalf to protect your interests.

Current NJREA annual members will receive their 2019-20 membership renewal form in May. Retirees are urged to complete the renewal form and enclose a check for dues no later than Aug. 1 to ensure the benefits of NJREA membership continue uninterrupted. Remember: Your annual dues payment covers membership in NJREA, NJEA, NEA-R, and your county retired education association (CREA). Frequently, mailings announcing September CREA and NJREA events are mailed during the last week of August.

NJREA members may also pay their dues online at by selecting the automatic renewal option beginning with the 2019-20 fiscal year. Those who avail themselves of this opportunity will be informed in advance of the dues rate for the membership year and will be automatically charged to avoid a lapse in their membership. Go green and consider automatic renewal today.

Lifetime membership for retirees available

The NJREA membership renewal form also lists dues for those who want to become lifetime members. If you are a recent retiree, you will want to consider lifetime membership and avoid the annual renewal process and any future increase in dues. Lifetime membership for retired members may be paid in five installments. Interested retirees may contact the NJEA Membership office at 609-599-4564, ext. 4123, to set up a payment schedule.

Pre-retirement lifetime membership for actives

Current active professional and support staff who intend to retire in the near future should also consider joining NJREA as pre-retired lifetime members. Lifetime dues would be calculated at the 2019-20 rate and then paid in ten installments, beginning in September 2019. Interested in this option? Contact the NJEA Membership office at the number listed above to get started.

Membership mailings

The September issues of the NJREA Newsletter and the NJEA Review will be bundled together and mailed in early September to NJREA members who have renewed their membership by the Aug. 1 deadline. Membership cards will be mailed shortly thereafter.

Be certain your membership profile is up to date in order to receive important emails about legislative issues that affect you, as well as information about the upcoming New Jersey Assembly elections this fall.

Any current or future retiree with questions regarding membership may email

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