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UFT holding tight to Stringer for moment

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The hits just kept on coming for city comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer after a woman accused him of sexual harassment and abuse while she interned for him 20 years ago.

Since the allegations surfaced, many of Stringer’s high-profile endorsers have jumped ship, like the Working Families Party, state Sens. Gustavo Rivera and Alessandra Biaggi, as well as U.S. Reps. Jamaal Bowman and Adriano Espaillat. 

But one high-profile organization hasn’t bailed quite yet.

The United Federation of Teachers union remains aboard the Stringer train. For now. The union announced its Stringer endorsement just two weeks before Jean Kim spoke out against him, which many believe has effectively derailed any chances of Stringer becoming mayor.

Although the union’s support continues, that could very well change if any further details or allegations come to light. 

“The UFT has a long history of working with Scott Stringer and has always found him both supportive of educators and an advocate for women,” a union spokesperson told one publication. “At the same time, any accusations of this nature need to be listened to and carefully weighed.”

No snow days on new calendar

It seems the days of sleeping in while plows clear the streets will be no more. At least for public school students.

Instead, classrooms will go remote — something popularized by the coronavirus pandemic that closed schools down for months.

School will start Sept. 13 and continue on until June 27.

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