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AFL-CIO Delays Quadrennial Convention Because of Pandemic

March 10, 2021, 5:13 PM

The nation’s largest labor federation voted to delay its quadrennial convention due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The AFL-CIO said its 29th constitutional convention would be moved from October 2021 to June 2022 so the event could be held in person
  • The delay effectively gives federation President Richard Trumka and other elected officers an extra eight months in office; Trumka hasn’t said whether he’ll seek re-election
  • The decision was made by a unanimous vote of the AFL-CIO executive council.

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