Randi Weingarten is the president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, which represents teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. Weingarten has led the AFT’s efforts to address the crisis in the teaching profession caused by deep disinvestment from public education and the de-professionalization of teaching and has launched major efforts to place real education reform high on the nation's and her union's agendas. Previously, Weingarten served as president of the United Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 2, representing approximately 200,000 educators in the New York City public school system, as well as home child care providers and other workers in health, law and education. Prior to that, she served as counsel to UFT President Sandra Feldman and taught history at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn.
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