The New York State United Teachers Union (the union) announced yesterday that it will not be endorsing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s re-election campaign.  This is the second time in the last four years where the union has refused to endorse the Governor.

The union, which is composed of approximately 600,000 members, has butted heads with the Governor before, particularly over his plans for a new teacher-evaluation system and his championing of charter schools.

While the union will not be endorsing the Governor, they are not staying completely out of politics.  They are still backing Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who are both running for re-election as well.

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