UFT President Boasts About MayorMaking

United Federation of Teachers president boasts of his union’s power to choose the next mayor of New York City. If this were so, why didn’t his “magic” work with the current mayor?  That relationship has been rocky, to say the least.   Jill Colvin has the  story in politicker.com.

It was just after Hurricane Sandy struck the city when the president of the New York City teachers’ union started getting calls from the prospective mayoral candidates. His home had been destroyed by floodwaters, and an estimated 10,000 of his members lived in evacuation zones, many trapped without power or transportation.

It’s the kind of treatment that flows freely to Mr. Mulgrew, arguably the most courted political player in the mayor’s race. His claim that the United Federation of Teachers’ endorsement can swing the mayoral primary on Sept. 10 is questioned by some political observers — but apparently not the candidates, who compete aggressively for his affections.