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Record #: R2018-506   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 5/23/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 5/23/2018
Title: Congratulations extended to Jorge Ramirez on retirement as president of Chicago Federation of Labor
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Laurino, Margaret, Austin, Carrie M., Dowell, Pat, Hairston, Leslie A., Mitts, Emma, Harris, Michelle A., Sadlowski Garza, Susan, O'Shea, Matthew J., Maldonado, Roberto, Reboyras, Ariel, Burke, Edward M., Ervin, Jason C., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Munoz, Ricardo, Scott, Jr. Michael, Quinn, Marty, Pawar, Ameya, Sposato, Nicholas, Cardenas, George A., Osterman, Harry, Thompson, Patrick D., Zalewski, Michael R., Burnett, Jr., Walter, O'Connor, Patrick, Sawyer, Roderick T., Villegas, Gilbert, Solis, Daniel, Moore, Joseph
Attachments: 1. R2018-506.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
May 23,2018










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Laurino, Austin, Dowell, Hairston and others, a resolution honoring Jorge Ramirez on the occasion of his retirement as President ofthe Chicago Federation of Labor.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours,

Mayor


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Aldermen Lauriito, Austin, Dowell, Hairstbn, Mitts, Harris, Sadlowskt Garza, O'Shea, Maldonado,
Reboyras, Burke, Ervin, Brookins, Munoz, Scott, Quinn, Pawar, Sposato, Cardenas, Osterman,
ipson, Zalewski, Burnett, O'Connor, Sawyer, Villegas, Solis, J, Moore and
jresented hy Mayor Rahm Emanuel qM May 23, 2018
Whereas , The Members of this Chamber are pleased to congratulate Jorge Ramirez on his tenure as president of the Chicago Federation of Labor ("CFL"), the third largest central labor council of the AFL-CIO, representing nearly 300 affiliated unions and half a million working men and women in Cook County, Illinois; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Ramirez attended St. Anthony High School Seminary in San Antonio1, Texas and received an athletic scholarship for football to the University of Texas at El Paso. At UTEP, Mr. Ramirez was a four-year letterman and graduated in 1993 with a double major in marketing and computer information systems. He subsequently earned his juris doctor degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law; and

WHEREAS, The son of Mexican immigrants, Mr. Ramirez understood the struggle that his father, Ruben Ramirez, a packinghouse worker in Chicago's Back of the Yards, neighborhood who rose from the shop.floor to the office of president.of United Food and. Commercial Workers ("UFCW") Local ! 00A, endured along with his.fellow workers to. unionize the packinghouses in the 1960s. As a child, Mr Ramirez occasionally stood with his father on picke...

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