On January 23, United Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten waited by the phone for hours until after 2 a.m. to learn David Paterson's final decision on whether she or Kirsten Gillibrand, the last two candidates standing, would take Hillary Clinton's seat in the senate.
It wasn't Weingarten.
Last night, she had to wait Read More
According to Elizabeth Green at Gotham Schools, the United Federation of Teachers’ executive board passed a resolution last night urging the City Council to put the term-limits extension up for a referendum, instead of passing legislation without a public vote.
This may be a boon to the forces trying to stop the Council Read More
Who, exactly, are Michael Bloomberg’s friends in Albany?
Since getting elected in 2001, Bloomberg has always counted on Joe Bruno and Republicans in the State Senate whenever he’s needed help in the capital, and he even gave a $500,000 donation to the Senate majority in the run-up the crucial elections later this year. 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 saying the 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
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
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On Saturday at 10 a.m., Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Charlie Rangel and almost everybody else will be supporting the Democratic ticket at a rally at 2155 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd.
At 12:30, Hillary speaks at the 9th Annual Parent Conference of the United Federation of Teachers at the Read More
Mayor Bloomberg and United Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten will announce a contract settlement later today, and my early impression of this is that Randi winds up looking pretty smart for holding out until a month before Mike’s reelection bid.
The outline of the deal: Teachers get a 15% raise over a 52-month period, Read More
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 Read More
As she attempts to win promotion from the City Council to the borough presidency of Manhattan, Eva Moskowitz has made public education her chief selling point. Of course, that’s been done before, but there is one very unique aspect to Ms. Moskowitz’s campaign: Her main adversary may be the politically powerful teachers’ union.
Although it’s Read More