Miami-Dade County academics who are also members of United Academics of Dade voted Wednesday to maintain their present union management in place for an additional three years.
As of about 9:30 p.m., about 5,000 ballots had been collected for the in-home election from 347 faculties, a roughly 31 % turnout of UTD’s 16,000 members. Incumbents Karla Hernandez-Mats, Antonio White and Mindy Grimes-Festge, who all ran within the Frontline caucus, have been re-elected to their positions of UTD president, vice chairman and secretary treasurer, respectively.
About 73 % of the votes for UTD president went to incumbent Hernandez-Mats. She was challenged by Mari Corugedo of the Progressive caucus who had 18 %. Joseph Howard, the lone candidate on the Asset caucus had less than 5 %, and Ricardo Ocampo of the Pink for Ed caucus had lower than three %.
White had a three-to-1 margin over Progressive’s Harold Ford for the first vice chairman place. Grimes-Festge additionally had about the identical margin of victory over Progressive’s David Moss.
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That momentum trickled down the ticket. Frontline candidates handily swept all 21 workplaces on the ballot.
Hernandez-Mats attributed the success to the voter-accredited property tax referendum, which netted upwards of a 12.5 % supplement for academics for the subsequent four years, and UTD’s race to ramp up membership to avoid falling beneath 50 %, which would…