There’s a “hostile anti-union climate in our city–and especially at the D.O.E.” according to campaign literature from Randi Weingarten, who is running for re-election as the president of the United Federation of Teachers.
Her opponent in the race, according to Weingarten’s literature is a group that is “running on a combined slate headed Read More
From today’s school funding decision, which lowers the level of mandated state aid for city schools and kicks the issue to the legislature, here are two passages that’s sure to infuriate people who pushed the issue into the courts:
“On the question of accountability, the Referees concluded that existing State systems, Read More
At 8:30 a.m., John Faso speaks to at a breakfast hosted by the Association for a Better New York and the Downtown-Lower Manhattan Association on 85 West St.
At 9 a.m., Eliot Spitzer tours the UFT charter school with UFT president Randi Weingarten.
At 11:15 a.m., Vito Lopez and union officials protest on the City Read More
So tomorrow is the day for Carl Andrews’ big press conference to display support from political heavyweights including his former boss Eliot Spitzer, Randi Weingarten, retail union leader Stuart Appelbaum, Public Employees Federation VP Pat Baker, and New York State Credit Union League president William Mellin.
We wonder if this show of Read More
The 9/11 Memorial:
Dignity, Not Dollars
The two towers of the World Trade Center cost more than a billion dollars to build. It may cost the same amount of money to build a memorial to those who died at the site on Sept. 11, 2001.
It goes without saying that a fitting memorial Read More
In the morning, Randi Weingarten will lead UFT members in a rally demanding smaller class size at P.S. 1 on Henry Street.
Then, the Directors of the Empire State Local development Corporation will meet at the headquarters of the Empire State Development Corporation.
David Paterson and Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat push for legislation to protect poor Read More
Dennis Rivera, president of the city’s hospital workers’ union, controls the most powerful and sophisticated political operation in the city. This simple fact explains why the four Democratic Mayoral candidates have been wooing him for months in a frenzied–and, at times, unsightly–effort to win his blessing. All this intrigue has created a dilemma for the Read More
In place of IMterviews from now on, The Politicker will be putting up Friday late-afternoon items of special interest to observant Jews. Just to make people’s lives complicated.
OK, not in general, but just today: Apparently Teachers Union chief Randi Weingarten has met with officials of Agudath Israel, the Orthodox group, as she shapes a Read More
Backers of education tax credits are ratcheting up the pressure on Teachers Union president Randi Weingarten with the introduction of an unhappy Bishop.
His Eminence Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn and Queens, who is big on immigrant and labor issues, apparently tried to set up a meeting with Randi last September, and hasn’t heard back.
Says Read More
In yesterday’s Daily News, Randi Weingarten laments the eager embrace of Joel Klein, who has been uncorking big, metaphorical bottles of champagne over a teachers’ contract that is still pending approval by…drumroll…the teachers.
Randi also complains that Klein further inflamed a sensitive issue when he “gloated” about the contract provisions on a blog. Read More