Friends-of-Abe

Abe Breehey

Abe Breehey, director of legislation for the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, died April 14. He had been hospitalized a week earlier after collapsing at his home in Northern Virginia. He underwent emergency brain surgery last week to remove a malignant tumor.

In paying tribute to Abe, Metal Trades Department President Ron Ault said: “Abe was a skilled lobbyist and talented writer who was highly valued by his colleagues working on Capitol Hill both for his understanding of complex legislation and his willingness to work with all of us for the benefit of working people.

“Abe was a very good friend to me, someone I relied on for advice and counsel. He was a great friend, with a quick smile, wit and a good heart. I am so, so sorry we have lost Abe. I admired him and considered him a friend. Along with so many others, I shall miss him. It is impossible to express the depth of my sympathy to his family. My life is better having Abe as my friend.”

IBB General President Newton Jones said, “Abe was a leading voice in the  labor movement, representing the Boilermakers on issues related to energy policy and climate change, and their impact on workers. He was widely respected for his passion, intellect, and ability to build consensus across ideological and political lines.”

Born in Binghamton, NY, in 1976, he is survived by his wife Sonya and his beloved young daughter, Abigail, his father, Ray, his mother Crol, sister Rachel and three nieces.

A graduate of Sienna College in Loudonville, NY, Abe earned his Masters in Public Policy at the University of Albany. He worked as a legislative assistant for Rep. Lloyd Doggett prior to joining the IBB staff in 2004.

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