Maritime Unions Endorse Bost for Re-Election

MURPHYSBORO, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that his re-election campaign has been endorsed by the International Organization of Masters, Mate & Pilots, the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, the American Maritime Officers, and the Seafarers International Union. Together, these unions represent licensed and unlicensed American merchant mariners working aboard United States-flag commercial vessels operating in foreign and domestic waters, maritime personnel working aboard public and private passenger vessels, aboard civilian crewed ships in the government fleet, state license maritime pilots, as well as maritime industry shore side clerical and service employees.

“With the Mississippi River to the west, Ohio River to the south, and the Kaskaskia River cutting across our district, the maritime industry is vitally important to our Southern Illinois economy,” said Bost.“I’m honored to have the support of our maritime workers and will continue to stand with them in Congress.”