International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots Union Endorse Congressman Michael Grimm
Staten Island, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/18/2012 -- The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots Union, put their support and endorsement behind Congressman Michael Grimm (R,C-NY). The Congressman’s bid for re-election in New Yorks Eleventh Congressional District rests heavily upon his ability to appeal to labor groups, as he has a history of fighting fraud within the business sector. The MM&P is the marine affiliate of the International Longshoremen's Association.
"I am truly honored to receive the endorsement from the Masters, Mates & Pilots Union,” said Congressman Grimm.
“The hard working men and women that work on the water within our harbor keep commerce flowing into and out of the Port of New York. They are a vital part of the economy of Staten Island and Brooklyn. I have valued their friendship, advice and support, and I look forward to a continued strong relationship with them in the coming months and years ahead. I will continue fighting for enactment the Short Sea Shipping Act, maintaining full funding for the Maritime Security Program, defending the Jones Act and growing our nation's merchant marine. I will also continue to fight against egregious tolls on the trucks that bring the cargo to and from the Port of New York."
Congressman Grimm worked as an Agent for the FBI, where he was tasked with unearthing corruption in both Wall Street and New Jersey businesses. He has been able to levy such experience in his bid for reelection to the House seat by gaining the trust and appreciation of organizations such as the MM&P.
The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots Union (MM&P) maintains a close working relationship with other AFL-CIO seagoing and shore-side maritime unions. MM&P is a member of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD) and the Maritime Trades Department (MTD).
GrimmForCongress.com (http://www.grimmforcongress.com) is a website about Michael Grimm’s campaign for congress and is an informative resource about the representative and his contribution on different levels of society for the people of his constituency.
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