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January 10, 2012

Labor applauds job creation from ComEd Smart Grid infrastructure investment

The Chicago Federation of Labor joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, ComEd, environmental and community groups in applauding 2,400 new jobs benefiting Chicagoans through $1.1 billion infrastructure investment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 4, 2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and ComEd President and COO Anne Pramaggiore announced today key elements of a $1.1 billion electric system infrastructure investment plan. Under this plan, the portion of ComEd’s electric system that serves Chicago will be modernized, starting this year, creating more than 2,400 jobs for Chicago. ComEd will directly create nearly 1,000 jobs associated with this investment that benefit Chicago, including 350-400 jobs this year.

"I applaud the City of Chicago and ComEd for maximizing the value of these infrastructure upgrades and ensuring it creates opportunities for union members to get high-paying, quality jobs," said Jorge Ramirez, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor.

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