Lynch to UFT

Bill Lynch, the former advisor to David Dinkins and current informal advisor to Freddy Ferrer, has a new contract with the United Federation of Teachers.

The Politicker isn’t sure what to make of this. On one hand, Lynch is a guy who runs campaigns, and it’s conceivable that the teachers will join the campaign to unseat Bloomberg. But people familiar with the negotiations say it’s more likely that the teachers will reach a contract agreeement before the election. They say the contract is more about healing the UFT’s historically fraught relations with the black community.

In any case, it puts one of Freddy’s key supporters on what could well be the other side in November.