The results are in for UFT president Michael Mulgrew, who won election to his first full three-year term by a landslide. But if you’re interested to see how the other candidates for officer and executive board positions fared, the American Arbitration Association’s official vote tally is posted below.
Mulgrew won 41,521 of 45,596 votes, or 91 percent of the vote. The actual number of voters was approximately 53,500, but because about 25,000 retired members voted — surpassing the cap of 18,000 — each of their votes counted for .72 of one vote.
The participation rate this year was about 32 percent — slightly higher than in 2007, when about 30 percent of union members voted. Of 114,000 active union members, about 27,500 voted. That participation rate of 24 percent is an increase from 22 percent three years ago, but still down from 29 percent in 2004. Of the union’s 53,000 retired members, about 25,000 voted, or about 47 percent, up from 38 percent in 2007.