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Andrew Pallotta

AFT Vice President Andrew PallottaAFT Vice President
A grassroots leader and longtime educator, Andrew Pallotta was elected executive vice president of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) in 2009 to help guide the union's massive political mobilization and legislative efforts.

An elementary school teacher for more than two decades, Pallotta was an elected leader of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), NYSUT's affiliate in New York City, representing members in the Bronx.

A product of New York City public schools, Pallotta has been a major voice for public schools and is committed to student achievement. In his work as a union representative in the Bronx, a district of 40,000 students and 57 union chapters, Pallotta helped resolve contractual, educational and community concerns.

A graduate of the NYSUT Leadership Institute, Pallotta served as a delegate to NYSUT, the American Federation of Teachers and UFT conventions.

Pallotta and his wife, Martha, have two children, Andreana and Stephen.