Floral Park, NY – When Entergy announced it would close the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant by 2020 taking with it local jobs and prosperity, Senator Terrence Murphy stood steadfast behind the community it served and led the fight to ensure that the plant’s workers would stay on the job. Hailing the commitment he has shown in support of the plant’s union workers, the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Local Lodge No. 5 is proud to announce their endorsement of Terrence Murphy for the 40th Senate District of the New York Senate.
Senator Murphy said, “The Union’s concern the health and safety of its members and their continued devotion to providing its members with training and job skills has driven the Boilermakers to the forefront of their industry. When the shutdown of Indian Point was announced, we were looking at the loss of 1,200 jobs. That and the loss of revenue for the surrounding community and schools was unacceptable, and I passed legislation to protect workers and the community. The Boilermakers are a diverse union with members from a wide variety of backgrounds representing workers in many of North America’s most vital industries. I am humbled by their endorsement and proud to continue to lead the fight for jobs and economic prosperity.”
“Terrence Murphy has proven leadership ability as seen with his introduction and sponsoring of the Public Works Bill that would guarantee a just wage and benefits to the hard working middle class and a Worker Protection Bill that would keep the skilled workforce gainfully employed at Indian Point through its decommissioning,” stated Thomas Ryan, President/Assistant Business Manager, Zone 5. “Today, more than ever, we need a man of character to represent our families and protect our livelihoods. Senator Murphy believes New Yorkers should generate their own electrical power, and not import it from another state or country. He understands how important it is to keep electrical power generation in the Lower Hudson Valley for our community’s economic security and vitality.”
The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers is comprised of 420 lodges located throughout North America, with the common goal of improving the lives and lifestyles of its members. The organization is a diverse union representing over 100,000 workers in construction, repair, maintenance, manufacturing, professional emergency medical services, and related industries. Boilermakers are a vital part of construction project teams that handle a myriad of projects, including erecting and repairing pressure vessels, installing air pollution equipment, blast furnaces, water treatment plants; and working on the placement of a nuclear power plant reactor dome, or the construction of components on a hydroelectric power station.