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Federal Correctional Workers Endorse Bost for Re-Election

MARION, IL – The Council of Prison Locals C-33 today announced its endorsement of U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) for re-election to Congress. Council of Prison Locals C-33, a part of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), represents more than 30,000 bargaining unit employees in the United States. The Council is made of workers… Read more »

Coal Miners Union Endorses Bost for Re-Election

SESSER, IL – The National Council of Coal Miners Political Action Committee (COMPAC), the political arm of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), today endorsed U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) for re-election to Congress. The UMWA is the largest union in North America representing coal miners and is one of the largest in the… Read more »

Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman Endorses Bost for Re-Election

CAIRO, IL – Tyrone Coleman, mayor of Cairo, Illinois, today announced his endorsement of U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) for re-election. Coleman and Bost have worked extensively in a bipartisan manner to address public housing issues in Alexander County. “As mayor of Cairo, I’ve seen firsthand how much Mike Bost cares about the communities he… Read more »

Infrastructure Union Endorses Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 150 today announced its endorsement of U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) for re-election. IUOE Local 150 represents approximately 23,000 men and women working in a variety of construction and other industries throughout our region. “As a member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee,… Read more »

Transportation Trade Union Endorses Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – The International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), today announced its endorsement of U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) for re-election. SMART- Transportation is the largest railroad union in North America, with more than 500 locals. It represents employees on every Class I and Class II railroad, as well… Read more »

Politifact Calls Brendan Kelly’s Attacks “False”

By Stephen Koff Politifact In Illinois, Brendan Kelly wants to cash in on a Mike Bost vote In Washington, Mike Bost has agreed consistently that Congress members, earning $174,00 a year, don’t need a pay raise. But the Illinois Republican spent two decades in his state’s General Assembly before his 2014 election to Congress, and… Read more »

Brendan Kelly Playing Political Games with Suffering Families

Brendan Kelly and Nancy Pelosi’s most recent attack ad was proven to be filled with lies and half-truths, so they’ve gone back to the gutter for more. This time they stretch the truth on Mike Bost’s record fighting against the opioid epidemic in a 30-second television ad. “Brendan Kelly and Nancy Pelosi have a lot… Read more »

Firefighters Union Endorses Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – The Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois (AFFI) today announced its endorsement of U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) for re-election. AFFI represents over 15,000 professional firefighters in 225 communities across Illinois. “As a former firefighter, I know firsthand the dedication our first responders show to the communities they serve,” said Bost. “I’m honored… Read more »

Op-ed: Workhorses Get Things Done

In Congress, you learn real quick that the barn is full of show horses and workhorses. The show horses talk a big game while galloping from one cable news camera to the next. But it’s the workhorses that get things done. Southern Illinois’ has a lot of workhorses, and I knew if I was going… Read more »

Carpenters’ Union Endorses Mike Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – The St. Louis – Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council today announced its endorsement of U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) for re-election. The St. Louis – Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council represents more than 20,000 members in 33 locals across the region, including in Southern Illinois. “As a former dues-paying labor union member,… Read more »