On March 19th, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten visited Bellport. She held a class with some of our students where she gave a civics lesson on the importance of unions. Later in the day, she met with leaders from some of the local teachers unions in Suffolk County. Ms. Weingarten was a teacher in New York City and then was elected President of the United Federation of Teachers. In 2008 she was elected to run the American Federation of Teachers, the national teachers union. Please check future editions of The Beacon for a video of her remarks.