Union head won’t say whom teachers should get priority over for COVID vaccine

Union head won’t say whom teachers should get priority over for COVID vaccine
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Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, tells “Axios on HBO” that states should prioritize teachers for vaccinations as part of reopening schools for in-person learning.

Between the lines: Weingarten declined to say whom teachers should be prioritized over.

  • “If we are saying that prioritizing in-person learning is important, the teachers and the bus drivers that are working in places that are reopening should be prioritized,” she said.
  • In previous statements, Weingarten said teachers should be vaccinated alongside others in the 1-B priority group.

AFT is the country’s second largest teachers union, representing 1.7 million members in cities like Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

  • Last September, Weingarten told Axios that she’d support a requirement…



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