Union Power slate head claims victoryUTLA has elected a new president to lead the 35,000-member teachers’ union. Alex Caputo-Pearl, head of the Union Power ticket, received 80.18 percent of the vote; incumbent Warren Fletcher received 19.82 percent of the vote. Caputo-Pearl will take office July 1st and serve a three-year term. With the election of Caputo-Pearl today, Union Power has secured all UTLA city-wide officer positions. Union Power candidates for NEA Affiliate VP, AFT Affiliate VP, Elementary VP, Secondary VP, Treasurer, and Secretary were elected in the first round of balloting in March. Caputo-Pearl responded to the results: “I want to congratulate UTLA President Warren Fletcher on his very important and continuing service to UTLA, and thank him for his gracious approach to this election.
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