Press Releases
April 04, 2019

Joint Statement from Mayor-elect Lightfoot and CFL President Bob Reiter

“We made this meeting a priority in the first week of the transition because of the importance of organized labor to working families across the city. We discussed shared priorities, including raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2021, defending collective bargaining rights, and ensuring scheduling protections for Chicago workers. This conversation was just the beginning, and we’re looking forward to meeting again and working closely together to build a Chicago that works for everyone.” 

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The Chicago Federation of Labor is the third-largest central labor council of the AFL-CIO representing nearly 300 unions and labor organizations comprised of over half a million union members in Chicago and Cook County.