Ahern Leaves Central Labor Council [Updated]

Long after Tom Robbins spotted the problem, Jack Ahern gives up the reigns of the Central Labor Coucnil, citing his inability to “resolve” some “personal differences” at the organization.

He’s calling for an emergency meeting on March 24 to come up with a slate of candidates that can be approved on March 31. A spokesman for the CLC did not immediatley offer the names any likely candidates — but you can.

“Too early to answer that question,” one labor leader told me. “We should be asking other questions, Azi, like what role should CLC play as well as what sort of structure should we put in place so we can play that role.”

[h/t Celeste Katz]

UPDATE: A couple of names from a couple of knowledgable source. One said the leading candidate for the job is Jim Conigliaro, of the International Machinist. A call left at Conigliaro’s office was not immediately returned. Another said George Miranda, of the International Brotherhood of Teamsers, would be in the running. A secretary at Miranda’s office said he was out of town at the moment.