Who is Randi Weingarten
Rhonda Weingarten most commonly known as Randi is an American labor leader, attorney, and educator. Currently, she is the president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and also a member of the AFL-CIO. Additionally, she is the former president of the United Federation of Teachers.
Weingarten Personal Details
|Full Name||Randi Weingarten|
|Date of Birth||18 December 1957|
|Age||63 years old|
|Birth Place||New York, United States|
|Education||Cornell University (B.S)Yeshiva University (JD)|
|Profession||American Labor Leader, Attorney|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Randi Weingarten Age, Birthday
Randi Weingarten was born on 18 December 1957 in New York City. She is sixty-three years old now. She celebrates her birthday on the 18th of December, each year.
Randi Weingarten Family, Early Life
Randi Weingarten was born in New York City to a Jewish family, Gabriel Weingarten and Edith Weingarten. Her father Gabriel was an electrical engineer and her mother a teacher. She grew up in Rockland Country, New York. She was interested in trade unions and political advocacy since her childhood.
Randi Weingarten Education
Randi Weingarten attended Clarkstown High School North in New City, New York. She earned a bachelor’s degree in labor relations from the ILR School at Cornell University in 1980. She also earned a Juris Doctor from the Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law in 1983.
Randi Weingarten Career
Randi Weingarten first began her career as a legislative assistant for the Labor Committee of the New York State Senate from 1979 to 1980. She worked for Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. A firm as a lawyer from 1983 to 1986. In 1986, she was appointed as an adjunct instructor at the Cardozo School of Law. She also served as an attorney in the real estate department of Wien Malkin and Bettex. She also became counsel to Sandra Feldman, then president of the UFT. She was the union’s primary negotiator in UFT by the early 1990s.
Randi Weingarten worked as a teacher at Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn from 1991 to 1997. She was also elected as an Assistant Secretary at the UFT in 1995.
Weingarten was elected as a treasurer of UFT in 1997. Later she was also elected as a Vice President in 1998. She ran for the president and won the election receiving 74 percent of the vote. Subsequently, she was re-elected as president for three more terms. Randi Weingarten was also chairwoman of New York’s Municipal Labor Committee (MLC) at that time, which represented the city’s 100-plus public-sector unions. She negotiated and bargained on behalf of the MLC unions.
Randi Weingarten was elected as the president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) on July 14, 2008. As of 2020, she remains president of the organization. As president, she has been actively involved to improve education, improve teacher evaluation procedures, align due and tenure process as well as advocating for increasing funds facilities.
Randi Weingarten served for Andrew Cuomo, New York Governor’s education reform commission in 2011 and 2012. She was also assigned to the Equity and Excellence Commission.
Randi Weingarten also serves on the executive council of AFL-CIO, a coalition of 56 unions that represents 12.5 million members.
In January 2016, Weingarten criticized Andrew Cuomo for the lack of a contract for City University New York employees. She stated that Andrew Cuomo should increase CUNY’s budget in his January executive budget.
Randi Weingarten Relationship Status
Randi Weingarten publicly announced that she is a lesbian on October 11, 2007. She introduced Liz Margolies, a psychotherapist, and health care activist as her partner while receiving the Community Service Award, 2007. And by December 2012, she was in a relationship with Sharon Kleinboum and got married on March 25, 2018.
Randi Weingarten Net Worth
Randi Weingarten’s net worth is estimated to be around $900,000 as of 2020. Her primary income source is from being a successful leader and attorney.
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Randi Weingarten Other Facts:
- New York magazine declared Weingarten one of the most influential people in education in New York state.
- Randi Weingarten declared her one of the 25 most powerful women in business by Crain’s New York Business.
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