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AFT Leader Leaning in Favor Of Vaccine Mandate for Educators

Posted 8/9/21

The American Federation of Teachers is moving towards supporting vaccination mandates for educators across the country, union President Randi Weingarten said during an Aug. 5 interview.

The union, which represents 1.7 million educators and health-care professionals, has been encouraging its members to get inoculated against the coronavirus as part of its efforts to get schools to safely reopen. The United Federation of Teachers, the AFT’s city affiliate, has helped set up vaccinations for members during the roll-out.

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