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Working Through: Elbert Walters

Celebrating local heroes who are working through the COVID-19 pandemic and keeping our city going

Elbert Walters, Director of Powering Chicago

Elbert Walters

Director of Powering Chicago

In recent weeks, members of IBEW Local 134 and the Electrical Contractors’ Association of Chicago — the partnership known as Powering Chicago — have powered the rapid expansion of medical facilities throughout Cook County, including converting McCormick Place for use as a field hospital, delivering groceries and household essentials to 60 union retirees in need, and making a $25,000 donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

“At a time like this, every second counts,” said Powering Chicago Director Elbert Walters. “The unionized electrical industry will continue to provide whatever support is needed at a moment’s notice to help the communities where we work and live get through this crisis.”