Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot received the endorsements of Amalgamated Transit Union Locals 241 and 308, City College Contingent Labor Organizing Committee, Gas Workers Local 18007, Iron Workers District Council and Local 1, Illinois Education Association Region 67, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 9, Sprinkler Fitters Local 281, Teamster Local 705, and United Steelworkers of America Local 9777 at a press conference today. These unions join Congressman Garcia, Our Revolution Chicago, LiUNA Chicago Laborers’ District Council, Plumbers Local 130, and State Representative Kelly Cassidy, among others, in endorsing Lightfoot in the past week. Watch the press conference HERE.
“I’m deeply honored by the support of these working people and proud of their confidence in me,” Lightfoot said. “We can build Chicago together, and we must do it while being a city that gives working people a fair shake. We need change, and we need change that opens up doors of opportunity to all, and as mayor I will fight to bring about that change.”