Labor Leaders Martinez, Boland & O’Sullivan to Meet with Veasey and Blue Collar Caucus
Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus, co-chaired by Congressmen Marc Veasey (D-TX) and Brendan F. Boyle (D-PA), will be joined by Bob Martinez, President of International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, James Boland, President of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, and Terry O’Sullivan, President of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, to host a press conference following the Caucus’s inaugural listening session. In an effort to better represent working Americans, the Caucus listening sessions will ensure the Members of Congress hear directly from labor leaders who join in the fight to secure health, wage, and job security for all Americans.
Congressman Marc Veasey, TX-33, Co-Chair of the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus
Congressman Brendan F. Boyle, PA-13, Co-Chair of the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus
Bob Martinez, President, International President of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Worker
James Boland, President, International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers
Terry O’Sullivan, President, Laborers’ International Union of North America
Bill Samuel, Director of Government Affairs, AFL-CIO
Josh Nassar, Legislative Director, United Auto Workers
Austin Keyser, Director of Political and Legislative Affairs, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Members of the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus
Press Conference – Following the first listening session of the Congressional Blue Collar Caucus
1416 Longworth House Office Building
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 3 PM ET
This event is open to the media. Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend should RSVP to Nelly Decker (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Congressman Veasey’s office or Sean Tobin (email@example.com) in Congressman Brendan F. Boyle’s office.
The Blue Collar Caucus was formed to foster member discussion and legislative ideas focused on addressing wage stagnation, job insecurity, trade, offshoring, and dwindling career opportunities for those in the manufacturing and building trades. The caucus focuses on bringing together a diverse array of Democratic members of the House of Representatives to generate solutions that will protect American workers from globalized competition, maintain the viability of domestic manufacturing, and help to cultivate innovative industries that can provide stable employment amid rapid technological advancement.