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Labor Organizations Endorse Steny Hoyer for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District

FIFTH DISTRICT MD –Congressman Steny H. Hoyer was endorsed for Congress in the Fifth Congressional District by several labor organizations including the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees; the American Postal Workers Union; the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Iron Ship Builders Blacksmiths Forgers and Helpers; and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. “I’m honored to be endorsed by these organizations that represent hardworking men and women in the Fifth District ” stated Congressman Hoyer. “Together we have made a real difference in Maryland and we will continue to work to expand and strengthen the middle class create jobs and grow the economy. While we’ve made progress in our economic recovery we must do more and I look forward to working with these organizations in the next Congress.” “Steny Hoyer is a loyal friend to the working men and women of our union most of whom serve the public like Hoyer himself ” stated Lee Saunders President of the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees. “We are grateful for his support through the years for measures that strengthen the middle class defend and protect our Social Security and Medicare and safeguard basic worker rights to bargain collectively.” “The 250 000 Members of the American Postal Workers Union AFL-CIO are honored to endorse your candidacy ” stated Cliff Guffey President of the American Postal Workers Union AFL-CIO. “Your friendship and unwavering support of postal workers and continued efforts to fight on behalf of working middle-class families create jobs and protect collective bargaining is genuinely appreciated and applauded.” “I’m pleased to offer our union’s endorsement of your re-election ” stated Bridget Martin Director of Political Affairs for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Iron Ship Builders Blacksmiths Forgers and Helpers. “We know that you share our commitment to economic justice for working families and will continue efforts to create job opportunities for Boilermakers in Maryland and across the United States.” “During your sixteen terms in the U.S. House of Representatives and particularly during your time in the House leadership you have been a staunch supporter of the BLET and all of labor ” stated Dennis Pierce National President of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. “You have continually championed the working men and women of this country through such initiatives as your recent Make it in America plan and long-term support for Amtrak.” ###   Jobs/Economy/Small Business