Yesterday was National Coming Out Day, and it also marked the first time labor leader Randi Weingarten publicly discussed the fact that she is a lesbian.
Weingarten, the head of the United Federation of Teachers, made her remarks on the subject last night at the Empire State Read More
A reader emailed me this invitation to a fund-raising roast in December in honor of Randi Weingarten, the head of the teacher’s union.
The money is going towards the union’s charter school, the Council for Unity and the Educational Priorities Panel.
And in other Weingarten news, she’ll be honored later tonight at Read More
Crain’s published its list yesterday of the 100 most influential women in New York City business.
Topping the list in the Power 25 category were the head of the teacher’s union, Randi Weingarten, and powerhouse lobbyist Jennifer Cunningham.
Also honored were Read More
Bill Thompson is making another education-related announcement today, unveiling a program that will “invest millions of dollars to create affordable housing for educators in New York City.”
Joining him for the roll-out will be teachers union head Randi Weingarten.
About two weeks ago, Thompson issued an audit Read More
The head of the teachers’ union, Randi Weingarten, has had a pretty good working relationship with Michael Bloomberg, who has made education the cornerstone of his mayoral legacy.
But in a television interview airing Sunday, Weingarten, showed some daylight between her vision of school and Bloomberg’s.
First, she offered a pretty good Read More
At a joint appearance on the Upper West Side to recommend improvements to city middle schools, Christine Quinn and Michael Bloomberg announced a push for expanded school days, raises of as much as $10,000 for some teachers, Regents courses in all middle schools by 2010 and clarified disciplinary powers for educators.
UFT president Randi Weingarten Read More
City Comptroller Bill Thompson is co-chairing a fund-raiser for state Senate Democrats tomorrow night with Randi Weingarten, the president of the United Federation of Teachers, which is one of the more vocal unions in the city and an organization whose help will be sought after by just about everyone in 2009.
(Thompson, as most Read More
Among the people standing with the mayor at his news conference today about his "learning environment survey" was United Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten, whose organization Bloomberg blasted a few weeks ago as a special interest group on par with the National Rifle Association.
Weingarten said that getting feedback from teachers was important. Read More
A whistleblower protection bill supported for so long by UFT president Randi Weingarten easily passed the City Council’s Education Committee early today.
The bill had exactly one opponent on the committee, Peter Vallone, Jr.
His explanation: “Very strong whistleblower protection laws already exist.”
The bill comes up for a vote in front of Read More
At a panel discussion about women in politics in lower Manhattan last night organized by the state organization of Young Democrats, UFT President Randi Weingarten said that “if women act like men acted publicly, many times they’re viewed as shrill, harsh, tough –”
“The b-word word,” a few people yelled out.
“A bitch,” continued Weingarten. Read More