Press Releases
February 27, 2019

Chicago Federation of Labor's Statement on Historic Mayoral Election

What an incredible day for the City of Chicago...

(CHICAGO) – Chicago Federation of Labor President Bob Reiter released the following statement regarding last night's historic mayoral election:

“What an incredible day for the City of Chicago, as we will have a run-off between Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot. We will make history in this city as Chicagoans will elect the first black woman Mayor. We want to congratulate both on this historic moment.”

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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.