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Molinaro Endorsed By Four Maritime Labor Unions, Now Has 14 Total Labor Endorsements

Hudson Valley, NY -- Congressman Marc Molinaro today announced endorsements from four maritime labor unions in his reelection in New York's 19th Congressional District. 


The endorsement came in a joint letter from Willie Barrere, president for American Maritime Officers, Dave Heindel, president for Seafarers International Union of North America, Don Marcus, president for International Organization of Masters, Mates, & Pilots, and Adam Vokac, president for Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association. 


In the letter, the union presidents wrote,  "As a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, we are grateful for Congressman Molinaro's unwavering support to ensure the long-term viability and competitiveness of America's maritime industry. This is evident through his advocacy for the Jones Act, providing full funding for the Maritime  Security Program, and ensuring strong enforcement and compliance of U.S.-flag cargo preference laws. Moreover, his open dialogue with our unions and willingness to listen to the  concerns of maritime labor have been greatly appreciated."


Congressman Molinaro said, "Not only have I focused on keeping our waterways clean, but I've also fought tooth and nail to support the men and women who work these waters. They are essential to the vibrance and the success of our communities and regional economy, and they deserve our support."


Congressman Molinaro is building significant support from the labor community, with recent endorsements from high-profile unions like the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA-NY), Binghamton-Oneonta Building Trades Council, North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, and IBEW chapters representing the Southern Tier, Hudson Valley, Catskills and Capital Region. 


Congressman Molinaro was elected in November 2022 to represent New York’s 19th Congressional District. The new district includes Broome, Chenango, Columbia, Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Sullivan, and Tompkins counties as well as part of Cortland, Rensselaer, and Ulster counties.




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