Statement by Gilbert Villegas, Aldermanic Candidate for the 36th Ward, on receiving the endorsement from the Chicago Federation of Labor.
I am proud to announce that I have received the endorsement of the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL). The CFL is a group of local unions that dates all the way back to the Haymarket Affair in 1886. It is an organization that represents the men and women that made Chicago the wonderful place it is today. The CFL is much more than just the history of Chicago, it is the present and future of our proud workers!
I am humbled by the fact that I was endorsed unanimously. This means that I earned the votes of not only the CFL, but also AFSCME, Firefighters Local 2, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, CTU, IBEW, SEIU, UFCW and many others. These are diverse organizations that share my goal of bringing high skilled, well paying jobs to the 36th Ward and Chicago.
Finally, I would like to say thank you to President Jorge Ramirez and every one of the thousands of CFL members. Your hard work and dedication makes this endorsement one of the greatest honors I have ever received. Thank you for supporting your family, your friends and your neighborhoods. Thank you for supporting my candidacy. If elected, I will work diligently to make sure Chicago Unions flourish for at least 130 more years. Thank you for your support and thank you for the work you do every day!
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