AFT Rushes to a Presidential Endorsement

(from the New Action leaflet distributed at the October 2015 UFT Delegate Assembly).
For a printable version click: Leaflet 2015 October

On July 11, 2015, the AFT was the first national union to endorse the candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

New Action believes UFT members want a presidential candidate who can defeat right wing Republicans. We also agree with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka who urged national unions not to rush to an endorsement. “The field is wide open. There’s a lot of time for things to happen and issues to unfold.” New Action also asks, “Why the rush?” Many UFT members support Bernie Sanders. Wouldn’t a wait and see approach put us in a better place? Allow us to bargain with the candidate?

It would be interesting to see what a poll of UFT members would produce.

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