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Eliot Engel named Legislator of the Year

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-17th NY)

Congressman is proven ally of Boilermakers and labor

Rep. Eliot Engel (D-17th NY) will receive the Boilermakers’ Legislator of the Year award at the 39th annual conference of the Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) this March in Washington, D.C.

Government Affairs Director Bridget Martin said the award acknowledges Engel’s exemplary efforts to support American workers.

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Boilermakers help restore balance to Congress

Grass-root efforts like this casual porch meeting help spread the message about the importance of voting and getting to know your candidate.

Members participate in Labor 2006 to get out the vote and the message

WITH DOZENS OF governor, Senate, House, and state legislative positions in play, 2006 presented a real opportunity for working families to take back control from the anti-worker majority that held power. And that is just what workers did, tipping the scales back in favor of the Democratic Party.

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Boilermakers attend ASA conference

Congressman Thomas Allen (D-1st ME) discusses legislative issues with Assistant Director of Government Affairs Abe Breehey

DGA staff members meet with owners, key members of Congress

When Boilermakers Director of Government Affairs Bridget Martin and Assistant Director Abe Breehey attended the annual conference and legislative workshop of the American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) in November, the arguments they made (and the ones they heard) were nearly identical to the ones made each year at the Boilermakers LEAP Conference. That fact is surprising to many people, because the ASA is an organization that represents shipyards – that is, Boilermaker employers.

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