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Joe Biden to visit local union and steelworkers Friday

Former vice president Joe Biden is meeting with a local steelworkers union and shipyard workers this Friday in Newport News (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of WikiCommons)
Former Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with a local steelworkers union and shipyard workers Friday in Newport News (HNNDaily Photo/ Courtesy of WikiCommons)

NEWPORT NEWS — Former Vice President Joe Biden will meet with the United Steelworkers Local 8888 and shipbuilding workers at the Newport News Shipyard Friday.

Biden is scheduled to meet with the union at 3 p.m., and then greet workers at the 46 Street gate during shift change, according to the union’s news release.

“He has always been a friend of the labor union,” said Charles Spivey, president of USW Local 8888.

Spivey said before Biden arrives, there will be a luncheon with a couple location politicians endorsed by the union, including Rep. Bobby Scott, (D-3rd district) and Elaine Eluria.

Biden’s wife, Jill, is scheduled to christen the Virginia-Class Submarine Delaware (SSN 791) Saturday morning. It is unclear if the former vice president will attend the christening.

Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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