Congratulations to Michael Mulgrew on his overwhelming election victory.
Yes, the turnout was low and apathy is still high among teachers, who mostly did not vote, and of course Unity has every advantage in the world so UFT elections are not played out on a level playing field but 91% of those voting voted for Mulgrew and that cannot be discounted.
For the thousands of members who voted for us, particularly in the high schools where we had most of our support and finished a strong second, we say thanks but we still haven't found a way to reach the vast majority of teachers to get them involved in our union.
As we move ahead, we will work as hard as we can to build a strong union. I think that is a goal all union activists can agree on.