U.F.T. to Council: Put Term Limits on the Ballot

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 from extending term limits from a maximum of two terms to a maximum of three, for all city elected officials. The U.F.T. is one of the major unions in the city, and has demonstrated an ability to bring bodies to rallies and protests. U.F.T. also runs a sophisticated phone banking operating whenever votes are needed.

The U.F.T. has been a missing cog in the labor-backed Working Families Party push to block the City Council legislation.

U.F.T. to Council: Put Term Limits on the Ballot