Gov. Chafee asked AFL-CIO’s Nee to resign from EDC board. Nee refused.
George Nee of Cranston, president of the Rhode Island AFL-CIO, has been asked by Governor Lincoln Chafee to resign from the board of the Economic Development Corporation. Nee said in an interview that he has declined.
“I will not be resigning from the board,’’ Nee told RI Public Radio in an interview. “He (Chafee) did ask me to resign.’’
“I will ask to be reappointed,’ said Nee. His term was up in February but Chafee has not replaced Nee.
“I enjoy serving on that board. Economic Development is important and it is important for labor to have a voice here. It is his (Chafee’s) call, but I’m not going to resign.’’
Nee voted for the ill-fated 38 Studios- Curt Schilling deal in the waning days of the administration of Gov. Donald Carcieri.