United Federation of Teachers urging New York City Council to elect female speaker


New York City’s teachers’ union, the United Federation of Teachers, passed a resolution on Wednesday urging the New York City Council to elect a woman as the next speaker.

Over 85% of the union’s 2,000 person delegate assembly voted to pass the resolution, according to UFT President Michael Mulgrew, to make it clear that they would prefer a woman take on the role of speaker next year when the majority of the City Council’s 51 members will be women.