We've had a lot of fun with Paul over the years. So when I received a tip Sunday night that Paul Egan, whose official title is (was?) Political Director; Director of Chapter Organizing and Development was fired, it was a bit disconcerting. It seemed pretty weird for this to happen with Monday being lobbying day in Albany. Who knows what goes on in the inner circles of the UFT?
There have been political purges in the past.
- Mulgrew Does the Purge: The Jim Callaghan Firing a...
- UFT Firing of NY Teacher Reporter Jim Callaghan
- Jim Callaghan Goes Missing: UFT Deletes History
- Callaghan Posting Status
Maybe someone will contact Ed Notes with the full story. Personally I always liked Paul even if not always agreeing with his political strategy. At the AFT 2016 convention Arthur, Jonathan Halabi and I ran into him in a restaurant and had some fun. (I didn't even order the quail.) If the story is true does that mean he gets to go back to teaching after being gone for so long? I can see all those young people holding pep rallies for Chelsea.
Paul EganE.D. 33 (UFT)
Political Director & Director of Chapter Organizing & Development– Present 3 years 10 months
52 Broadway, New York
Director of Legislation & Political Action– 6 years 2 months
Responsible for the development and execution of our organization's government relations, inter-union relations, and electoral plans.
Coordinate our political strategy with our state and national organizations.
Oversee our PAC with the responsibility for our political contribution strategy, increasing voluntary contributions and ensuring compliance with city, state and federal reporting requirements.
Design and implement plans that provide opportunities for members to engage in the political process through advocacy and the electoral process.
District Representative– 2 years 11 months
Bronx, New York
Special Representative– 1 year 9 months
Greater New York City Area