Bloomberg Law
Oct. 21, 2020, 10:36 PM

AFL-CIO Schedules, Then Cancels Union Confab on Election Outcome

Ian Kullgren
Ian Kullgren

The nation’s largest labor federation abruptly canceled a meeting where leaders of other large U.S. unions were scheduled to discuss responses to what could be a disputed election, according to officials familiar with the decision.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka had quietly invited labor leaders to mull over scenarios for the election—namely, if President Donald Trump were to dispute a loss to former Vice President Joe Biden. But the meeting, scheduled for Friday, was abruptly canceled Wednesday after key details were leaked to the media.

“There is no Friday meeting,” Trumka said in a brief phone interview, declining to elaborate on ...

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