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Randi Weingarten Quits Job, Risking New Lesbian Power Couple’s Influence


Fresh from revealing she just formed a new lesbian power couple with Hilary Rosen, Randi Weingarten plans to give up her post as head of the United Federation of Teachers, where she’s been president since 1998 head of UFT’s New York City division. With a formal announcement expected next week, the one-time senatorial hopeful is facing plenty of criticism as she makes her exit, since UFT’s union contract with New York City expires this year, and there’s no deal with Mayor Michael Bloomberg yet in place. More troubling: Without leading some 200,000 educators, how ever will we be able to call Weingarten a lady of power?

Please don’t extinguish the dominating force of Weingarten+Rosen just yet! Especially when the New York Post is calling you “the most powerful politician in New York” who could — get this! — return calm to the New York State Senate. (Photo: NYT)

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  • Marius

    Now that Randi has lost her power will Hilary dump her?

  • Qjersey

    that women is more concerned with protecting inept teachers than with educating students. Not that this will change under new leadership…

    do you know that in NYC there is a teacher’s “rubber room” where they get paid to sit (for months and years) while awaiting rulings on charges such as hitting and sexually abusing students?

  • imayogi

    Hilary Rosen’s gonna drop her like she did Elizabeth Birch, after Birch quit HRC. Rosen’s an ego-maniac and only interested in the “power couple” angle. Randi better find a high profile job or risk losing her new gf.

  • Movement Guy


    My mother is a teacher in NYC public schools and what you’re saying is not only not true, but a really disgusting smear. Since Bloomberg took over the schools, good teachers are being persecuted.

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