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March 26, 2013

President Ramirez honored with national America Competes Award

Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramirez received the prestigious America Competes Award for Public Service from the Council on Competitiveness

Chicago Federation of Labor President Jorge Ramriez was honored with the America Competes Award for Public Service from the national Council on Competitiveness at a dinner in Chicago last week. The Award for Public Service recognizes a leader who works diligently to create a lasting impact on America’s quality of life through public service and private sector outreach.

"I do not view this award as recognition for any single achievement, but as acknowledgement of the tremendous responsibility before us to make our country and its future stronger for all working people," said Ramirez.

An award for corporate leadership was presented to ITW, a global industrial manufacturer and supplier.

President and CEO Debora Wince-Smith presented the awards and commended the recipients for their leadership on behalf of the country.

“Both of these outstanding honorees put a premium on United States competitiveness by demonstrating extraordinary dedication to the nation’s economic health by advancing the public dialogue on innovation and collaboration; issues that are pertinent to drive America’s long-term prosperity,” said Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President and CEO of  the Council on Competitiveness. “We are pleased to honor these upstanding members of the Chicago community who have worked tirelessly in the effort to better America’s future.”

The Council on Competitiveness is a non-partisan and non-governmental organization. It is the only group of corporate CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders committed to the future prosperity of all Americans and enhanced U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.