It appears that Michael Mulgrew has won the UFT election by a wide margin. While I personally voted ICE/TJC, I offer my congratulations to the Unity crew. It would appear that the membership wants to get behind Mulgrew at this difficult time, and I hope he justifies the mandate he has been given.
Hopefully, this outpouring of support will strengthen Mulgrew in the upcoming battle against the demands of the state in the RttT battle. This should also strengthen his resolve in our continuing contract dispute with the city.
Mulgrew is now duly elected, and out of Randi's shadow. He can either follow in her footsteps or work to take back public education from the billionaires who hope to see it fail. I hope he chooses the latter course.