State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1                          HOUSE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS,  The  members   of   the   Illinois   House   of
 3    Representatives  are  proud  to congratulate Don A. Turner on
 4    his retirement as the President of the Chicago Federation  of
 5    Labor (CFL) on May 30, 2002; and

 6        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Turner  served as the President of the CFL
 7    since December 1995; prior to his election as CFL  president,
 8    Mr. Turner was elected CFL Secretary-Treasurer; and

 9        WHEREAS,  Working his way through college, Mr. Turner was
10    a  member  of  the  Steelworkers  Union  (USWA)  and  Baggage
11    Handlers Union (UTU); as a high school business  teacher,  he
12    became  a  member of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and was
13    elected union delegate in 1968; he later went on to serve  as
14    the CTU's administrative director from 1977 to 1984; in 1984,
15    Mr.  Turner  was  elected  CTU's  vice president and Illinois
16    Federation of Teachers' vice president; he left  to  work  as
17    Assistant  to  the  President  and Project Coordinator of the
18    Chicago Federation of Labor; and

19        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Turner  served  as  a  co-chair   of   the
20    Chicagoland  Labor Management Committee, a unique partnership
21    the CFL and the Chicagoland Chamber of  Commerce  established
22    to  help  resolve shared employee issues in the workplace; he
23    is a board member of the  Metropolis  2020  and  the  Chicago
24    Workforce  Board  and serves on the Board of Directors of the
25    Chicago  Convention   and   Tourism   Bureau,   the   Chicago
26    Manufacturing  Center,  Global  Chicago,  and Citizens Action
27    Illinois; Mr. Turner also serves as  a  commissioner  of  the
28    Public Building Commission, an Advisory Council member of the
29    University of Illinois - Chicago School of Public Health, and
30    a  member  of  the  Board  of  Governors  of the Metropolitan
31    Planning Council; he is  a  former  member  of  the  Illinois
32    Economic  Development  Board and the Governor's Commission on
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 1    Educational Funding and he served as  a  member  of  Governor
 2    Edgar's Trade Mission to Asia and Mayor Daley's Trade Mission
 3    to  Mexico; Mr. Turner also served as an election observer in
 4    Nicaragua in 1989 and represented the AFL-CIO  on  visits  to
 5    Poland; and

 6        WHEREAS,  In  regards  to  his  charitable endeavors, Mr.
 7    Turner has served as the Labor Chairperson for the United Way
 8    since 1995 and served on the Board of Directors for  the  Red
 9    Cross  and  the  Board  of  Directors  of  the  Boy Scouts of
10    America; and

11        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Turner  and  his   wife,   Bernadette,   a
12    scholarship  consultant  and former English teacher, have two
13    children, Joshua and Matthew; therefore, be it

16    we congratulate Don A. Turner on his recent retirement as the
17    President of the Chicago Federation of Labor and wish him all
18    the best in his future endeavors; and be it further

19        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
20    presented to Don A. Turner as an expression of our esteem.

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