Retirement Planning

You only retire once. You should not be expected to be an expert in something you will never do again. Take advantage of the valuable services provided by our retirement consultants, who are available to MTA members without charge. 


All consultations are held by appointment only during the hours listed. Members are advised to call selected MTA consultants in advance to schedule an appointment.

Proof of membership must be submitted when requesting retirement services. This schedule is in effect from September to June except at MTA’s Quincy headquarters, which is staffed during the summer and school vacations. Please be aware that the MTA consultants do not have records of your service, so members are advised to bring that information along to meetings.

WORCESTER — Edward Nelson: first Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MTA Central Office, 12 East Worcester St., second floor, Worcester; call 774.239.7823 or email

QUINCY — Harold Crowley, Peter Mili and Raymond Thompson: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., MTA, 2 Heritage Drive, 9th Floor, Quincy; 617.878.8240 or 800.392.6175, ext. 8240, or email

FITCHBURG — Karen Melanson: second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fitchburg Teachers Association office, 245 River St., Fitchburg; call 978.660.4359 or email

HOLYOKE — Ron Lech: third Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MTA Western Office, 55 Bobala Road, Suite 3, Holyoke; call 413.537.2335 or email

LYNNFIELD — Barbara Callaghan: third and fourth Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MTA Northeast Office, 50 Salem St., Building B, Lynnfield; call 978.660.4171 or email

PITTSFIELD — Ward Johnson: second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MTA Berkshire Office, 188 East St., Pittsfield; call 413.443.1722 or email

RAYNHAM — Raymond Thompson: third Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and Lawrence Abbruzzi: second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; MTA Southeast Office, 756 Orchard St., third floor, Raynham. Contact Thompson at 617.347.4425 or; or contact Abbruzzi at 508.824.9194 or

HIGHER EDUCATION AT-LARGE — Edward McCourt, call 781.325.2553 or email

Retired Member Benefits

Learning Opportunities

MTA Retired members are privy to high-quality union education and professional development programs and conferences.


Stay involved in public education when you retire. Having done so much for your students and our schools as an active educator, we need your knowledge — and your voice.


MTA/NEA Retired members have access to thousands of discounts through the Benefits and Discount Directory, as well as long-term care, home mortgage, dental insurance and other programs.


The MTA’s legislative agenda is developed through a process that includes extensive input from MTA members, active and retired. The agenda articulates our shared commitment to public education, fairness for all workers in our communities, and a secure retirement for public-sector employees.