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Powering Chicago to Showcase your Essential Work for Chicago

ECA Members are invited to participate!

Powering Chicago to Showcase your Essential Work

ECA Members are invited to help showcase the faces of essential union electrical members who keep powering Chicago forward before, during and after the pandemic. This social media campaign is called “We are Powering Chicago” and will conclude with the opportunity for member participants to be featured in a Chicago Sun-Times Labor Day advertisement promoting union essential workers. We’ll select the best submissions to be featured and include as many as possible.

From July 12-August 13 capture images of you and your teams in action in the field and submit them using the below instructions so we can showcase how essential you are to powering progress in Chicago and Cook County. 

What Makes a Good Submission:

  • Photos and videos do not have to be taken on the job site. Please take note of any NDAs for your job site and get permission from your foreman prior to taking photos while at work. 

  • Group pictures are encouraged. Make sure to include yourself and others (if applicable) in the image.

  • Make sure the caption includes context for what’s happening in the image/video.


Here are step-by-step instructions for how to submit a photo: 

  • Take a photo or short video showing what makes you proud to work in the unionized electrical industry

  • Log into Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter and/or navigate to the home page/news feed

  • Create a post and write a few words about the work you’re doing and what being a union electrician means to you, making sure to include the hashtags #PoweringChicagoProud and #UnionEssentialWorker in your caption

  • Upload the photo with the post 

  • IMPORTANT: Make sure the privacy settings on the post are set to public. This is an important step, since we won’t be able to see your photo and message otherwise. 

  • Be sure to tag Powering Chicago in your post and follow our social media pages for updates throughout the campaign. Click an icon below to visit our social media pages and follow us:


Please share this flyer with your teams to help get them involved. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Powering Chicago exists to strengthen our position in the market and to promote the exceptional work you do, and we always want to hear from you. 

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