Randi Weingarten is stepping down at the end of this month as president of the United Federation of Teachers, her office confirmed today.
Her resignation will take effect July 31. In a press release, she said this will allow her to devote her time to her role as the president of the 1.4 million-member American Federation of Teachers
Michael Mulgrew, the current COO of the UFT, will take her place, sources said.
“Randi has been a big part of many of the reforms we have implemented over the past seven years – and a big part of the incredible turnaround our schools have made,” said Mayor Bloomberg today.
Weingarten has been president of the UFT since 1998, according to her bio on uft.org. She represents more than 160,000 non-supervisory educators in the city's public school system. And she became president of the UFT's national union, the American Federation of Teachers last year.