Miami-Dade teachers announce new leader
MIAMI (WSVN) -- The United Teachers of Dade Union have elected a new president.
Fedrick Ingram was announced as the the union's new President on Thursday. He took just over 50 percent of the votes.
Ingram has served on the union's board as its secretary and treasurer.
He will succeed Karen Aronowitz in May. Ingram will then take the task of negotiating teacher pay on behalf of some 30,000 teachers. "They want to understand how they'll be paid," he said. "They want to understand and respect the process of the negotiations between the district and the union. We look forward to a very aggressive, very vigorous debate with our district, but even more, we need to understand where this money is coming from."
Ingram will be the union's first black president.
Taking the vice-president position is Tom Gammon. Both positions pay a six-figure salary.
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