July 22, 2016
He's with her!
UUP President Fred Kowal was one of more than 40 AFT vice presidents who posed for a photo with Hillary Clinton July 18, just before she spoke to delegates at AFT’s convention in Minneapolis, Minn.
Kowal and the rest of the vice presidents had to pass through a Secret Service security checkpoint before being led into a private section of the Minneapolis Convention Center, where the convention was held July 18-21. An AFT photographer snapped the photo of Kowal and Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate.
“It was a great honor to meet Mrs. Clinton and get a photograph with her,” said Kowal. “She is a friend and strong supporter of public higher education and of organized labor. She's with us, and UUP stands behind her. We will do all we can to help her win election in November."
Kowal, NYSUT officers reelected
Kowal was re-elected as an AFT vice president by delegates July 20, one of 43 vice presidents chosen by delegates at the convention. Delegates also re-elected AFT President Randi Weingarten—who received 98 percent of the vote—Secretary-Treasurer Loretta Johnson, and Executive Vice President Mary Cathryn Ricker.
NYSUT President Karen Magee was re-elected as an AFT vice president, as was NYSUT Executive Vice President Andrew Pallotta, vice presidents Catalina Fortino and Paul Pecorale, and Secretary-Treasurer Martin Messner. PSC/CUNY President Barbara Bowen was also re-elected, while new PEF President Wayne Spence was elected for the first time.
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