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Election 2012: 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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Dates for early voting, absentee ballots announced

Did you know that the outcome of the election could be decided well before November 6? Early voting has...

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Romney comments ‘shameful,’ say union vets

The following statement was issued Sept. 18 by James Gilbert, Director of the AFL-CIO’s Union Veterans Council...

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Boilermakers target Ryan at Las Vegas Rally

Boilermakers march in front of the Venetian. L. to r., IR Frank May; Gary Wignall, L-3, D-PA Bridget Martin; IR Dan Hamilton; Marc Bogenschutz, L-1620; and Mike Chapman, L-1620.

DOZENS OF BOILERMAKERS joined with hundreds of other union members August 15 in front of the Venetian hotel and casino in Las Vegas to protest...

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Conference recognizes top CAF, LEF donors

Local 107’s Gerald “Mozzy” Maciejewski (center) was the top individual fundraiser for CAF. He is pictured with IVP J. Tom Baca and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Donations build Brotherhood’s political strength

LODGES, VICE PRESIDENTIAL sections, and individual members that excelled in raising money for CAF and LEF in 2011 received special recognition during the LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., April 23-26.

CAF stands for Campaign Assistance Fund. As the Boilermakers’ political action fund, CAF money goes to support worker-friendly candidates for the U.S. House and Senate.

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LEAP first-timers speak out on Capitol Hill

Ykalo Abraha reads about the Boilermakers’ legislative positions during the LEAP conference.

LOBBYING ON CAPITOL Hill can be an eye-opener for LEAP first-timers interested in becoming more politically involved. This was the case for Ykalo “Nicco” Abraha, a member of Local 104, (Portland, Ore.), who attended his very first LEAP conference in April.

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LEAP conference informs, inspires delegates

THE MOOD AT the Boilermakers’ 2012 LEAP conference April 23-26 alternated between somber reflection to downright anger, punctuated by periods of laughter and inspiration.

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