Archive for Thursday, October 23, 2003

Kansas City election posts same results

October 23, 2003

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— The Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO again elected Bridgette Williams as its president in the second election in less than three months.

Williams won the election, which the national AFL-CIO oversaw, by fewer than 500 votes over union activist Chere Chaney.

Chaney and her supporters challenged the first election, held in August, contending her supporters were not allowed to vote. Williams won then by slightly more than 1,000 votes.

The controversy prompted national AFL-CIO president John Sweeney to appoint a national election officer to conduct the latest election.

Williams said she hoped all union locals would remain in the labor council regardless of which candidate they supported.

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