He told members to get ready for an election which could happen at any time.
"Can I tell members exactly how these issues will come out?"
The union also told members that they could return to their homes.
He told members of the teachers' union at the time, "I want to further listen to teachers and others that are involved in special education."
"What we tell members of the public is to ask for a specific breakdown."
"I constantly tell my members to reach out to those guys."
About a month ago, union leaders told their members who had been targeted that they were "at risk."
He said the decision was in line with the group's policy "of routinely telling our members about jobs."
"We never tell our members whom to vote for," she said.
But he told members attending the closed door meeting that this was too big a decision to make on his own.