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USW Local 4543 comes out in support of striking Verizon workers

On Wednesday August 10th 2011 USW Local 4543 drove to Lincoln's Verizon location to walk the picket line and show their support of fellow brothers and sisters from IBEW Local 2323.

Union Pride Day 2011

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Union meeting special guest speaker Gary J Levine

 Come join your brothers and sisters this Sunday April 10th at 9:30 am at Post 79 located at 44 Central Street in Central Falls, RI. We will have Gary J Levine talking about workers comp cases, personal injury, and Social Security disability benefits. We will also be celebrating the retirement of fellow union members:

Manuel Andrade

Ildo Monteiro

Victor Figueiredo

Arthur Pascoal

Hector Orellana

Benjamin Lopes

District meetings with Members of Congress can be helpful in pressing case for manufacturing


Last week, Alliance for American Manufacturing Field Coordinator Dan Lawson met with Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI).  Joining him in the meeting was Ed Matias, President of USW Local 4543 of Lincoln, Rhode Island. [Pictured: Matias and Cicilline]

Lawson and Matias thanked the Congressman for co-sponsoring HR 639, a bill to address China's undervalued currency.  Rep. Cicilline explained that manufacturing is important to the recovery of the economy of Rhode Island and the country.

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