MVCC will host a town hall meeting with American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten and New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) President Richard Iannuzzi on Monday, Nov. 26. The topic of discussion will be current educational issues and the role of the union in these changing times.
Iannuzzi has served as president of NYSUT since April 2005, leading the union through a period of tremendous growth, with membership now at more than 600,000. A leading voice in the labor movement at both the state and federal levels, Iannuzzi serves as a vice president of the American Federation of Teachers and of the New York State AFL-CIO. He also serves as delegate to the national AFL-CIO and as co-chair of the New York State Labor-Religion Coalition.
Weingarten is president of the 1.5 million-member 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 employees; and early childhood educators. She was elected in July 2008, following 11 years of service as an AFT vice president.
The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Schafer Theater in the Information Technology Building on the Utica campus. The event is free and open to the public.
The event is sponsored by the MVCC Professional Association.