Texas Retired Teachers Association
The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is a 501(c)4 not-for-profit organization with a mission to protect and improve the retirement benefits of all Texas public education employees. TRTA is the largest organization of its kind in the country with over 79,000 members. TRTA has worked for over six decades to defend the TRS Texas pension plan and the organization intends to maintain this work indefinitely.
While TRTA has primarily represented the immediate interests of all current public education retirees, the organization is expanding its focus to include education and membership efforts for pre-retirees (active educators). This expansion is a primarily a result of the fact that decisions made by the Texas Legislature impact future retirees, at times more so than they impact current retirees.