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50th Annual LEAP Conference

April 22 - 25, 2018
The Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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College dream turns into financial nightmare for Lisa Suda

Daughter of L-7 member speaks out about high cost of higher education

IT WAS SUPPOSED to be a dream come true for Lisa Suda, daughter of Local 7 (Buffalo, N.Y.) member Douglas Suda. Lisa was accepted into American University in Washington, D.C., in 2007, a private college ranked in the top 100 nationally. Four years later, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/American Government with a minor in American Studies.

She was ready to start a promising new career as a congressional staff assistant.

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Reporter  V53N4

Tell EPA their plan needs a fix

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) paints a bulls-eye on America’s existing coal-fired power fleet. The CPP will require electric utilities to slash carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent, based on 2012 levels, by 2030. We know what that could mean. More plant closures.
Reporter  V53N3

Election 2014: Boilermakers recommend candidates

Informed union voters can make a big difference Nov. 6

THE CANDIDATES LISTED below have been selected by the leadership of the local lodges in their areas, along with the International Government Affairs Department, as those who will best support working families.

We know that how you vote is a personal decision. And we respect that decision. We also know that working families will make a huge difference in these elections – as we always do.

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Reporter  V53N3

Local 69 ramps up political action

L-69 LEAP committee chairman Richard Rowley, left, and L-69 BM-ST Rodney Allison, right, meet with U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor.

Lodge seeks access to more boiler work

WITH ELECTION SEASON well under way, Local 69 (Little Rock, Ark.) has ramped up its political action efforts by presenting contributions to candidates it believes can do the most good for working people and the union.

L-69 LEAP committee chairman Richard Rowley, who recently took over responsibilities from Don Hensley, who retired, said the lodge has made donations to the campaigns of U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross, and candidates for the U.S. House and Arkansas House.

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LEAP honors CAF, LEF contributors

Northeast Section IVP D. David Haggerty, center, presents L-154 delegates with a Capitol Dome Award for achieving the highest CAF donations by a local. Left to right, delegates Tom McKittrick, Paul Price, IVP Haggerty, Ray Doria, and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Funds support pro-worker candidates, member education

TOP DONORS TO CAF and LEF in 2013 received recognition during the 46th annual Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) conference in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 1. The awards went to vice presidential sections, individual lodges and individual members.

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Reporter  V53N2

LEAP conference called ‘the best one yet’

Delegates praise organization, planning

DELEGATES ATTENDING THE 2014 LEAP conference at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C., April 27-May 1 found much to like about the annual event. A full-slate of quality speakers, a record-setting turn-out for the congressional reception, and the smoothest-running conference in recent memory had many participants describing the conference as “the best one yet.”

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Reporter  V53N2

Congressional reception draws large crowd

Nearly 50 members of Congress attend

FEDERAL LAWMAKERS AND A diverse crowd representing labor unions, federal agencies, contractors, industry owners, consultants and attorneys thronged the Boilermakers’ Congressional Reception at the Hyatt Regency Hotel near Capitol Hill April 28.

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