United Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten is reportedly stepping down from her position next week, according to Daily News sources. Weingarten is also the president of the American Federation of Teachers (the UFT's parent union) and a union source said, "It's hard to maintain a foot in both jobs." Another source said, "Many of us are unhappy that she's not completing her term. We would like to see her negotiate a new contract," referring to how teachers do not have a contract with the city yet, "With all the things she's agreed to, I hope we're getting something for this. She's agreed to back off on mayoral control. She did a complete 180." UFT COO Michael Mulgrew is expected to take Weingarten's place until an election can be held in 2010. And Weingarten also made Page SIx today, "They could be the lesbian power couple of all time: Randi Weingarten, the new president of the 1.4 million-member American Federation of Teachers, is dating Hilary Rosen, former head of the Recording Industry Association of America, who appears on CNN and is Washington, DC, editor-at-large for the Huffington Post."
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