Working Family Parties Seem Set to Endorse Cuomo

Countless outlets are reporting this morning that the Working Families Party is set to endorse Governor Cuomo in November’s election.  If you are new to the political scene and are wondering, “Who is the Working Families Party?” we take this from their website…

Formed by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together build a society that works for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected.

We fight to hold politicians accountable on the issues working- and middle-class families care about, like good jobs, fair taxes, good schools, reliable public transportation, affordable housing, and universal healthcare.

If ever there was a candidate who did NOT represent those values it would be Governor Cuomo.

What makes this news particularly egregious is that the endorsement was apparently brokered in large part by the work of the UFT leadership.  We have covered the UFT leadership extensively on this site as they essentially control NYSUT as well (particularly after this spring’s coup).  We also know that their NYSUT delegates always vote as their leadership tells them to vote at NYSUT conventions thanks to their Unity Caucus oath.  If you find it disturbing that the controlling voice of NYSUT just brokered a deal to sell out the rank and file membership and endorse Andrew Cuomo for governor, well you would not be alone.

You can read more on this at…

NYC Educator, Perdido Street School, and South Bronx School.

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