Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ford Alumni Center, Giustina Ballroom
1720 East 13th Eugene, OR
Randi Weingarten is president of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO. Prior to her election as AFT president in 2008, Weingarten served for 12 years as president of the United Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 2, representing approximately 200,000 educators in the New York City public school system, as well as home child care providers and other workers in health, law and education.
In 2013, the New York Observer named Weingarten one of the most influential New Yorkers of the past 25 years. Washington Life magazine included Weingarten on its 2013 Power 100 list of influential leaders. A teacher of history at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood from 1991 to 1997, Weingarten helped her students win several state and national awards debating constitutional issues.
Weingarten’s column “What Matters Most” appears in the New York Times’ Sunday Review the third Sunday of each month. Weingarten holds degrees from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Cardozo School of Law. She worked as a lawyer for the Wall Street firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan from 1983 to 1986. She is an active member of the Democratic National Committee and numerous professional, civic and philanthropic organizations.
Part of the Wayne Morse Center's Margaret Hallock Program for Women's Rights. Cosponsored by United Academics, AAUP-AFT Local 3209 and the Labor Education and Research Center.