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Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station to close

It was announced on Tuesday August 27, that at the end of the current fuel cycle which spans through the end of 2014., Vermont Yankee will close. Laborers' Local 473 has been supplying manpower there since 1969.

Applications for The Arthur E. Coia Scholarship

Applications for the 2014 Arthur E. Coia Scholarship Fund are now being accepted. Please call 401-521-3660 or visit for additional details.

Unistress Steel Works and DN Tanks form partnership

Unistress Steel Works and DN Tanks recently sign a contract for Steel Works to provide the rebar to help build the 2 Million Gallon Water tank in Pittsfield, MA. Unistress Steel works will also be bidding future DN Tanks projects in New England.

Union Made Food Products for the 4th of July

Click on the Union Made Food products to see what items you can purchase to help support our brothers and sisters in the food industry.

Local 473 Parade Marching Unit

Those members walking in this year's Fourth of July Parade, please be here at the Union Hall no later than 7:30 am that morning. Thank you, Ronald E. Holmes Secretary Treasurer.

Senate Election June 25th

A reminder to all members and their families. Tuesday June 25, 2013 is the General election for the Special United States Senate race in Massachusetts.

Summer Safety Tips

As the weather begins to heat remember these few summer safety tips. Drink plenty of non caffeinated fluids, wear light colored loose fitting shirts and use sunscreen with at least a SPF factor of 15. Be safe.

Membership I.D. Cards

Over the next two weeks we will be processing your Membership I.D., L.P.L. and Dues Deduction into our M.T.P. system. After completion of this process we will be distributing your I.D. cards. Be proud of the fact that we had 77% participation for our local. This is the highest turnout for the locals so far. Those members who did not show for their assigned date will have to go to Hopkinton before December 31, 2013. A Union Membership Card and Photo I.D. Card will be mandatory to work on a construction site beginning on 1/1/2014.

Keep These Dates Open

You still have time to register for the Benefits Seminar to be held Sat. April 13. Please contact Mike or Ron @ the office. Also the dates for Local 473 members to have their Membership I.D.'s taken are Friday May 17 and Sat May 18. Registration form now available on the website. Additional details to follow.

Local 473 Endorses Stephen F. Lynch for United States Senate

With the appointment of Sen. John  Kerry as Secretary of State on Feb.1, 2013, Massachusetts will be holding a Special Election to fill his seat. The primary for the election will be on Tuesday April 30, and General Election will be held on Tuesday June 25, 2013. In the next several weeks we will be sending to your homes information regarding our endorsed candidate. If you would like to find out more about Mr. Lynch go to: or call 617-453-8683.

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