Randi Weingarten

Trade unionist, Organization founder

1957 –


Who is Randi Weingarten?

Randi Weingarten is an American labor leader, attorney, and educator, the current president of the American Federation of Teachers, a member of the AFL-CIO, and former president of the United Federation of Teachers. New York magazine called her one of the most influential people in education in New York state. Crain's New York Business, an influential business publication, called her one of the 25 most powerful women in New York City business. On June 24, 2009, Weingarten announced she would step down from her post as president of the United Federation of Teachers effective July 31, 2009. In an editorial on July 3, 2009, titled "Head of the class: Outgoing UFT chief Randi Weingarten did right by her members", the New York Daily News said, "Randi Weingarten will be remembered as one of New York's most formidable union leaders—one with toughness, savvy and smarts to spare".

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Dec 18, 1957
New York City
  • United States of America
  • Cornell University

on July 23, 2013


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