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Record #: R2022-821   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 7/20/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 7/20/2022
Title: Congratulations extended to Charles Loverde on retirement as president of Laborers' Local 1092
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , Hopkins, Brian , Dowell, Pat, Lopez, Raymond A., Curtis, Derrick G., O'Shea, Matthew J., Brookins, Jr., Howard, Rodriguez, Michael D., Tabares, Silvana, Ervin, Jason C., Reboyras, Ariel, Waguespack, Scott, Ramirez-Rosa, Carlos, Villegas, Gilbert, Mitts, Emma, Sposato, Nicholas, Nugent, Samantha , Vasquez, Jr., Andre, Smith, Michele, Tunney, Thomas, Cappleman, James, Martin, Matthew J. , Osterman, Harry, Hadden, Maria E.
Attachments: 1. R2022-821.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT MAYOR
July 20, 2022










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


Ladies and Gentlemen:

1 transmit herewith, together with Aldermen O'Shea, Curtis, Tabares, Lopez, Tunney, Smith, Hopkins, Reboyras, Villegas, Ervin, Mitts. Osterman, Rodriguez, Ramirez-Rosa, Nugent. Brookins, Cappleman, Hadden. Waguespack. Vasquez, Dowell, Sposato and Martin, a resolution honoring labor leader Charles Loverde upon his retirement.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, Charles "Chuck" LoVerde is retiring from his positions as Secretary-Treasurer of the Laborers' District Council and President of Laborers' Local 1092, following a lifetime of championing Chicago's working class; and

WHEREAS, The City Council of the City of Chicago has been informed of this milestone by the Honorable Matthew J. O'Shea, Alderman ofthe 19th Ward; and

WHEREAS, Charles was born in the Roseland neighborhood in 1961, and began working for the City in 1977 in a role that would now be known as a construction laborer in the Department of Water Management; and

WHEREAS, In 1980, as a business agent for Local 1092, Charles organized laborers in the City's Department of Sewers to join Local 1092 despite working in an era when public sector locals did not have collective bargaining rights; and

WHEREAS, When public sector unions finally earned their collective bargaining rights, Charles helped negotiate the first collective bargaining agreement for City workers, and, for 20 years, Charles played a critical role in negotiating contracts between the City and Local 1092, protecting members during mergers of City departments, negotiating an overtime policy to ensure fairness forall members, retaining prevailing wage requirements, and enacting safety precautions for laborers that still exist today; and

WHEREAS, Throughout his years at Local 1092, Charles held several ...

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