LEAP Issues

2020 LEAP Conference cancelled

OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE of caution, due to the uncertainty of how widespread Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) may become over the course of the next weeks to months, the International Brotherhood of Boilerm

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‘Cadillac’ tax repeal grants relief for union health care plans

 ‘Cadillac’ tax repeal grants relief for union health care plans

AFTER YEARS OF lobbying House and Senate members on Capitol Hill, lawmakers finally repealed the “Cadillac” tax.

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Congresswoman Holmes Norton visits Boilermaker reception

Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), center, at the 2019 LEAP Congressional Reception with, l. to r., Vernon Jackson and the late Wilton Barnett, L-S50; IVP-NE John Fultz; Dan Weber, L-193; Clifton Saul, L-S50; EA-DGA Hannah Samuel; Ron Myers, L-193; and Darrin Furgason and Brian Bosse, Vulcan.

REPRESENTATIVE ELEANOR HOLMES Norton (D-DC) visits with Boilermaker constituents during the 2019 LEAP Congressional Reception, April 16 at the Mayflower Hotel.

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House Democrats and Republicans vote to repeal ‘Cadillac tax’

Delegates Andy Labeck and Christopher Donahue of Local 5, Zone 5 talk to a legislative staffer about the need to repeal the Cadillac tax, during the 2019 LEAP Conference in Washington, D.C.

IN AN OVERWHELMING 419-6 vote, House Republicans joined Democrats to repeal the “Cadillac tax”—a proposed tax on high-cost employer health insurance.

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LEAP speakers talk energy policy, the economy and 2020 elections

IVP-NE John Fultz

WITH THE UPCOMING 2020 elections gathering steam, Boilermaker delegates assembled in Washington, D.C., April 14-17 for the 51st annual Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) Conference.

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Delegates advocate for local and national issues during LEAP

Local 627’s Shane “Kalai” Ferreira, who works for BAE Systems in Hawaii, offers reasons why a strong Jones Act is essential to the nation. L to r: BM-ST Jacob Evenson; Jesse Isleman, legislative aide of Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI); Wesley Dale and Ferreira.

LEAP DELEGATES FROM across the United States brought Boilermaker issues to Capitol Hill April 15-17, scoring valuable face time in lawmakers’ offices.

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Political friend, former congressman John Dingell dies at 92

John Dingell (Photo: Detroit News file photo)

THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF Boilermakers mourns the loss of former Rep. John Dingell (D-Michigan 12th), who passed away Feb. 7.

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Election 2018 Boilermaker Endorsements

Election 2018 Boilermaker Endorsements

Informed union voters can make a big difference Nov. 6

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Liberty Bell award commemorates LEAP’s golden anniversary

Liberty Bell award commemorates LEAP’s golden anniversary

To commemorate LEAP’s 50th anniversary and thank the Boilermakers Government Affairs Department, Local 13 (Philadelphia) presented Cecile Conroy, Director of Government Affairs, with a special Libe

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Boilermakers’ reception brings legislators

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17th), fifth from right, with, l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; John Tortat, L-60; guest Julie Tortat; guest Debbie Cooper; Kirk Cooper, L-60; IR Bill Staggs; IR Miguel Fonseca; ED-QCCUS/AD-CSO Eugene Forkin III; and IVP-WS J. Tom Baca.

CONGRESSMEN AND WOMEN, Boilermakers and guests met up at the Mayflower Hotel April 24 for informal conversation and photo ops at the 2018 LEAP Congressional Reception.

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