The nation’s leading teachers unions were among the Biden administration’s first visitors to the White House, visitor logs show.
First lady Jill Biden hosted American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten and National Education Association president Becky Pringle for a virtual event the day after President Biden’s inauguration – signaling the close ties between the administration and the unions.
BIDEN WHITE HOUSE RELEASES FIRST VIRTUAL VISITOR LOGS
The administration came under first last week after the New York Post reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) communicated regularly with the AFT before the agency released its guidelines on how to reopen schools safely for in-person instruction.
Republicans on Capitol Hill have condemned the administration and congressional Democrats for being beholden to the unions, which they have say have hindered the ability of children to get back into the classroom for in-person instruction.
“The AFT represents 1.7 million educators, healthcare professionals and public employees who spent t
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