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Jessica Tang quietly makes history with Boston Teachers Union election - The Boston Globe

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Jessica Tang quietly makes history with Boston Teachers Union election

Jessica Tang has been elected the Boston Teachers Union’s new president.
Jessica Tang has been elected the Boston Teachers Union’s new president.

The most remarkable thing about Jessica Tang’s ascension as head of the Boston Teachers Union might be just how unremarkable it feels.
Tang’s election last week as president of one of the city’s most important unions was anticlimactic: She was unopposed. She’s the first person of color to head the union, the first member of the LGBT community, and the first woman in more than three decades. Since 1983, in fact, only two people, Edward Doherty and the retiring Richard Stutman, have led the city’s teachers. 
But Tang, 35, is a brilliant and passionate advocate for public schools and their teachers.She has learned the art of fiercely defending positions without sparking personal animusand her rise through the union ranks has been so seamless that she was elected to the presidency unopposed. 


She takes office at a challenging time for the union, which is locked in a contentious contract negotiation with the city. This is also a watershed moment for teachers unions in general, facing fire Jessica Tang quietly makes history with Boston Teachers Union election - The Boston Globe:

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