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Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO

Randi Weingarten is president of the American Federation of Teachers, a union of 1.7 million educators and school personnel that’s part of the AFL-CIO. In this role since 2008, she has led efforts to address the deep disinvestment and deprofessionalization of teaching. Prior to this, Weingarten was president of the United Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 2, for eleven years. Earlier in her career, Weingarten taught history at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. She has been named to Washingtonian’s 2021 list of Washington’s Most Influential People, City & State New York’s 2018 Labor Power 50 and 50 Over Fifty, and Washington Life’s 2018 Power 100 prominent leaders list.

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