NYC Teachers’ Union Endorses Scott Stringer for Mayor

The United Federation of Teachers endorsement is a boost for Stringer nine weeks out from the June primary

4/20/2021 2:40:00 AM

The United Federation of Teachers endorsement is a boost for Stringer nine weeks out from the June primary

The third-place candidate pulls in another key progressive endorsement as he hopes to consolidate the vote on the left against Andrew Yang.

The UFT endorsement is a boost for Stringer nine weeks out from the June primary: The union has approximately 200,000 members and its endorsement helps him make the argument that he is the progressive candidate to rally behind, in opposition to Andrew Yang as the frontrunner. Stringer has also won the support of other education unions, including the union representing principals and administrators and the union representing staff at the City University of New York. Last week, he also received the approval of the Working Families Party. The influential progressive group announced a ranked-choice endorsement for New York’s first ranked-choice election: After Stringer came education advocate Dianne Morales and civil-rights attorney Maya Wiley.

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With the UFT endorsement in the bag, there’s only one major union nod remaining, from the Transport Workers Union of America. Several prominent labor groups — including the Uniformed Firefighters Association and the city’s largest union of municipal workers — have endorsed Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams, while Maya Wiley won the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union, the city’s largest union.

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