By Jaisal Noor
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) upheld former middle school teacher’s Diamonte Brown’s stunning victory to lead Baltimore Teachers Union (BTU) today. Back in May, Brown upset the Progressive Caucus slate headed by incumbent Marietta English who was seeking her ninth term only to have those results challenged.
The election’s record turnout, “was a powerful affirmation of our union as a democratic organization and over 1700 members stood up to have their voices heard,” Brown said at a press conference about the victory this afternoon, flanked by members of her coalition, Baltimore Movement of Rank and File Educators (BMORE) and Caucus of Educators for Democracy and Equity (CEDE)
— Jaisal Noor (@jaisalnoor) July 11, 2019
Earlier in the day, the AFT released the findings of its investigation which confirmed the validity of the disputed May 15th election from which Brown emerged victorious.
Brown is the latest win amid a national wave of grassroots activists…