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Local 150 Endorses Eileen O’Neill Burke for Cook County State’s Attorney

Jan 16, 2024


January 16, 2024

Local 150 Endorses Eileen O’Neill Burke for Cook County State’s Attorney

Chicago, IL – Today, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 150 endorsed Justice Eileen O’Neill Burke for Cook County State’s Attorney, building upon recent campaign momentum.

“As the daughter of a labor leader, Eileen O’Neill Burke understands the issues working families face, and Local 150 is proud to join so many other union allies in support. With Eileen’s thirty years of experience in the courtroom as a prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, and judge, the choice for Cook County State’s Attorney could not be more clear,” said James M. Sweeney, President-Business Manager, IUOE Local 150.

The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 is a labor union representing nearly 23,000 working men and women in Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. The union represents workers in various industries, including construction, construction material development, public works, concrete pumping, steel mill service, slag processing and more.

O’Neill Burke is a steadfast supporter of union rights and has garnered wide support from across Cook County and organized labor including:

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Locals 150 and 399
  • Congressman Mike Quigley
  • 3rd Ward Alderwoman and Committeeperson Pat Dowell
  • State Rep. Margaret Croke
  • State Rep. Marty Moylan
  • State Sen. Laura Murphy
  • 43rd Ward Democratic Committeeperson Lucy Moog
  • Former 6th Ward Ald. Rod Sawyer
  • Pipefitters, Local 597 U.A.
  • Painters District Council 14 (representing 13 local Chicagoland unions)
  • Sprinkler Fitters, Local 281 U.A.
  • Automobile Mechanics, Local 701
  • Joint Council 25 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (representing 25 local union affiliates)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Locals 134 and 9
  • Chicago Journey Plumbers, Local 130
  • Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, Local 11

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