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Labor Groups Endorse Hoyer’s Reelection to Congress

BOWIE, MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer has been endorsed for his reelection to Congress in the Fifth Congressional District by several labor groups, including the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO; UNITE HERE; the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen; the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers; and the Service Employees International Union Maryland (SEIU) and D.C. State Council.

“These hard working men and women have made our country the most prosperous nation in the world, and I’m very pleased to receive their endorsement,” stated Congressman Hoyer. “The Make It In America plan I’m leading in Congress will help workers and their families secure a place in America's middle class and strengthen our economy. I am proud to stand with Fifth District workers, and I will continue to work to create well-paying jobs here in Maryland and help ensure more families can make it in America.”

“The 200,000 members of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, are honored to endorse Steny Hoyer for reelection in November 2014,” said Mark Dimondstein, President of the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO. “Congressman Hoyer’s friendship and unwavering support of postal workers, and his continued efforts to fight on behalf of working families, create jobs and protect collective bargaining is genuinely appreciated and applauded by our members - both in Maryland and across the country. We look forward to continuing our partnership with him to rebuild our economy, push back on the assault on federal and postal employees, and protect unions and collective bargaining.”

“Congressman Hoyer has been a tremendous ally to our union and working families across Maryland and the entire country,” said D. Taylor, President of UNITE HERE. “We are proud to stand with him and support him in his re-election campaign.”

“On behalf of the 56,000 members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen nationwide, and especially those in the state of Maryland, we sincerely support Steny Hoyer’s re-election,” stated John P. Tolman, Vice President and National Legislative Representative for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. “During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, he has been a staunch supporter of the BLET and all of labor. Congressman Hoyer has continuously championed the working men and women of this country through many initiatives, and we sincerely thank him for his continuing support of Amtrak, and rail safety throughout this nation.”

“With Maryland Boilermakers working good paying union jobs in the manufacturing sector, we are particularly pleased to support Steny Hoyer and his ongoing efforts to strengthen domestic manufacturing all across the United States through his ‘Make It In America’ plan,” stated Bridget Martin, Director of Political Affairs for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers.

“SEIU Maryland and D.C. State Council is dedicated to electing public officials who will be a strong voice in government for working families in Maryland,” stated Jamie Contreras, President of SEIU Maryland and D.C. State Council. “Congressman Hoyer’s support on issues important to hard working Maryland residents demonstrate the type of leadership our state needs in these critical times.”