Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO (Festival Underwriter)

Randi Weingarten is president of the American Federation of Teachers, a union of 1.6 million professionals. She was elected in 2008, following twelve years as president of New York City’s United Federation of Teachers. Weingarten served on New York Governor Cuomo’s education reform commission in 2012 and 2013 and on the Equity and Excellence Commission chartered by Congress. The New York Observer in 2013 named her one of the most influential New Yorkers of the past 25 years, and Washington Life included her on its 2013 Power 100 list. Weingarten’s column “What Matters Most” appears in the New York Times’ Sunday Review. (Festival Underwriter Presenter)

Videos/Audio of Randi Weingarten

Faced with the upcoming general election, the United States has many hard choices ahead. Everything—from the country’s... See more
Income inequality and education disparity between the middle class and the underserved has grown more pronounced over... See more
In a victory for nine students who brought a case against the State of California arguing that laws forced districts to... See more
We all know the horrors. But what on earth do we do about it? Asa Hutchinson, director of the NRA-funded National... See more
The president of the American Federation of Teachers discusses her agenda, which includes reforming tenure, proposing a... See more