Sources in the labor movement told the Daily News that former UFT President Randi Weingarten, now head of the UFT’s national parent, the American Federation of Teachers, was a deciding factor in the union’s selection.
Weingarten had personally endorsed Thompson and pressed Mulgrew, her hand-picked successor at the UFT, to support Thompson as well, the sources said.
Not a surprise.
Weingarten still runs this union.
She makes all the big calls, from teacher evaluations to contract negotiations to sell-outs on the Common Core to mayoral endorsements.
Nothing has changed since she left.
We're getting the same ed deform collaborationist sell-outs we got when she was officially running this union local.
The Thompson endorsement is just the latest ed deform collaborationist sell-out.