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Saturday April 29 2023 2:46 PM

Nina Tribble, Retiree Member of the Year

For the bulk of her 32 years of service in public education, Tribble taught physical education and health at Forest Hills High School in Queens. It was a fitting career choice for Tribble, a member of the United Federation of Teachers. Even now in retirement she stays on the move.

In September 2022, Tribble was in Washington, D.C., to hear President Joe Biden talk about the progress his administration has made to bring down health care costs and strengthen Medicare. The next month she was in Albany completing NYSUT’s Implicit Bias training before heading off to North Carolina to support get out the vote efforts.

Tribble broke barriers as the first Black woman elected UFT chapter leader in her district. She regularly attends the UFT’s monthly Delegate Assembly. As their front-line representative, she leads get out the vote efforts and educates retirees on the valuable services that are available to them through the union.

“Retirees need to belong to something,” Tribble said. “They need to know there is strength in num- bers and that they are not alone. For me, the union has always been a place where I made friends and important relationships. My union is my family.”