PARA is the Port Authority
Retirees Association. Membership in PARA is open to all retirees and active
employees of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and of its
predecessor, The Port of New York Authority, including PATH.
Our mission is to serve PA
retirees and to promote their welfare. We do this by keeping them informed on
matters that affect them and by engaging in other activities to further their
We foster and encourage legislation that maintains or improves our
circumstances primarily as it affects the pensions of the New York
State Retirement System and our health benefits.
THANK YOU RETIREES!
PARA’s call for members to
submit recollections of their Port Authority years prompted many
retirees and several surviving relatives to submit wonderful,
heartfelt stories. A handful will be excerpted elsewhere in the
PANYNJ Centennial issue. This is a special section of the PARA
website and will include the full text of all the submittals
(received by April 12, 2021) The link below will go live in May:
If you’re a PA retiree or even
employee and are
not yet a member of PARA, now would be a very good time to join. Everyone
is welcomed to join the dues are
only $10.00 a year.
Why not join now to
support PARA's mission and help chart its future directions?
PARA’s more than 4,000 members are strengthened by
our affiliation with the Alliance of Public Retiree Organizations (APRO)
representing more than 350,000 members statewide in New York.
click here for the
PARA dues page and send the remittance form to the address indicated below and
remember also that donations are
gratefully accepted and appreciated. If you have a question
Click Here to Submit request to
Treasurer for Dues Status.
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