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Operating Engineers Union Endorses Dunne for Alderman in 48

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 has endorsed Joe Dunne for Alderman of the 48th Ward.

Operating Engineers Union Endorses Dunne for Alderman in 48

The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 has endorsed Joe Dunne for Alderman of the 48th Ward.

Tracing its roots back to the 19th Century, the Operating Engineers 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.

“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the Operating Engineers Local 150,” said Dunne.

"I've been proud to work with them on building important affordable housing projects like the Lucy Gonzalez Parsons Apartments in Logan Square and Parkside of Old Town."

The Municipal Elections will be held February 28 with early voting starting in late January.

Last month, Dunne, a businessman, was endorsed by the Chicago Federation of Labor. He has also been endorsed by former State Senator Heather Steans and former Alderman Mary Ann Smith of the 48th Ward, who have both signed on as honorary campaign co-chairs.

Dunne is vice president of Real Estate Development for Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation and previously served as senior development manager for Holsten Real Estate Development Corporation. Prior posts include district development coordinator/ deputy director for the Illinois Medical District Commission as well as project administrator/ manager for the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development.

He received an M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management in finance and real estate.

Dunne lives in the Edgewater home his parents bought and in which he was raised. He now lives there with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children; Bridget, 15, Molly, 13, and Joe, 11. JoeDunneFor48.com

Contact: Manuel Galvan
312-933-4733

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