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 in virtually all levels of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
“Time after time, Congressman Bost has stepped up to the plate for federal correctional workers,” said E.O. Young, National President AFGE, CPL C-33. “In these tough political times, Congressman Bost has been a constant voice for our members, their safety, and their families.”
“I’ve visited USP Marion to see the important work correctional officers do and hear firsthand about the issues they face,” said Bost. “I’ve also fought in Congress for their key legislative priorities, including the Correctional Officer Protection Act, the Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act, the Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act, and the Thin Blue Line Act. Corrections officers know that I will always have their back.”