Press Releases
April 02, 2019

Chicago Federation of Labor Statement on the City of Chicago Mayoral Election

(CHICAGO) – The Chicago Federation of Labor released the following statement in response to the results of the City of Chicago mayoral election:

“This is a remarkable moment in the history of our great city. Congratulations to Lori Lightfoot on her momentous election, becoming the first black woman and first openly LGBTQ mayor of the City of Chicago,” said Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter. “Mayor-elect Lightfoot’s platform included a strong vision for the future of our city, and we are eager to get to work with her to improve the lives of working families — from Rogers Park to Roseland and everywhere in between.

“We also look forward to continuing to work with our friend and ally Toni Preckwinkle. A stalwart supporter of working people, President Preckwinkle has fought to protect the health and safety of the people of Cook County while never shying away from tough political battles.”

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The Chicago Federation of Labor is the third-largest central labor council of the national AFL-CIO, representing nearly 300 local unions and labor organizations across Chicago and Cook County, who in turn represent half a million working men and women.