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UAW Local 1069 Endorses Pat Meehan for Congress

UAW Local 1069 Endorses Pat Meehan for Congress

Union representing Boeing workers says Meehan will fight for jobs in DC

EDDYSTONE, PA – The United Aerospace Workers Local 1069, which represents union employees and retirees at Boeing’s Ridley facility, announced today its endorsement of Pat Meehan for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District.  UAW Local 1069 is one of the largest unions in the Congressional District with more than 1,800 current union workers and 1,400 retirees. 
 
“Pat Meehan is going to go to Washington and fight for us, the working people of his district,” said Mike Patterson, President of UAW Local 1069.  “Pat is a man of integrity who will not waiver in his support of our local union members, who will fight for our families, and who will be steadfast in his support of the V-22 and Chinook aircraft that our military men and women rely upon.  Our members are proud to support Pat Meehan because we know he will be there to support us.”
 
“I am honored to have the backing of the members of Local 1069.  I am going to fight for the working families of this district and support efforts to create meaningful jobs,” said Meehan.  “I will be a strong advocate in Congress for the V-22 Osprey and the Chinook, two rotorcraft that provide local jobs and help keep our military personnel safe.” 
 
Meehan also expressed his concern about the outsourcing of jobs from the Ridley Boeing facility, efforts that result in lost opportunities to create more jobs locally.
 
“Boeing has a tremendous economic impact on the region, directly employing roughly 5,900 people,” said Meehan.  “But the true economic impact is far greater, with countless local suppliers, subcontractors, and small businesses that rely on Boeing employing thousands more.  Boeing is an integral part of our region and community. and I will fight to keep it that way.”
 
“Pat Meehan is going to stand up and fight for the V-22 and Chinook, but more importantly, he is going to go down to Washington and fight for the members of this union and their jobs,” said State Representative Nick Miccarelli, who represents the 162nd Legislative District and is home to many UAW Local 1069 members.  “In contrast, Bryan Lentz has stated he wants to cut the defense budget, cuts that will likely force Boeing to consolidate operations around the country and put union jobs here in Ridley on the chopping block.”

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