In an interview in Capital Pro, NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi says directly that the challenge to his presidency is nothing more than a UFT power grab.
Speaking about the April election (Iannuzzi) told Capital on Monday that the race "is not about policy. It's about concentrating power and potentially limiting voice."
He said Andrew Pallotta, his No. 2 who is spearheading a slate of candidates running against him, including presidential candidate Karen Magee, is "a U.F.T. selection," referring to New York City's teachers' union, the United Federation of Teachers. Pallotta was a U.F.T. official before coming to NYSUT.
"I get that. I respect that," Iannuzzi said. "My job, my responsibility is to be sure that any group of elected officers represents the entire state, and that's what I plan on doing."
Nice to hear the truth. Please read the whole piece here.
I would so enjoy seeing Iannuzzi win and then watching what he and his team would do at NYSUT without being tied to Mulgrew or Randi Weingarten. It would be a whole new world.