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November 18, 2009

Factory revival meeting features Ravens' Oher, Rice

Tackle Michael Oher and running back Ray Rice will be signing autographs at the "Keep It Made In America" meeting at M&T Stadium tonight. Other luminaries include Aris Melissaratos of Johns Hopkins, Mike Galiazzo of the Regional Manufacturing Institute, United Steelworkers 9477 President John Cirri and Severstal Sparrows President Thomas Russo.

The meeting is sponsored by the Alliance for American Manufacturing, a joint Steelworkers-industry venture that pushes U.S. policymakers to hold importing countries and industries accountable for currency manipulation, environmental despoilation, poor labor conditions and so forth. According to the press release they'll ask/answer questions such as "How do we bring good clean energy manufacturing jobs to Maryland? How can rebuild our manufacturing base? What changes do we need to [make] to tax and trade policies?"

There'll be an autograph session with Oher and Rice, "who will be signing limited edition 'Keep It Made In America' souvenir photos."

6 p.m. in the stadium's club level. Free admission. Free parking. Open to the public.

Posted by Jay Hancock at 6:49 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Manufacturing


I'm looking forward to this tonight.

That's awesome to see that two young rising NFL stars are thinking about the plight of the American blue collar worker instead of just all the money in their own wallets. Good for them!

This issue has never been more important. Unemployment is skyrocketing and President Obama had nothing to show for his trip to China. When will we hold China and other cheaters accountable????

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About Jay Hancock
Jay Hancock has been a financial columnist for The Baltimore Sun since 2001. He has also been The Baltimore Sun's diplomatic correspondent in Washington and its chief economics writer. Before moving to Baltimore in 1994 he worked for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk and The Daily Press of Newport News.

His columns appear Tuesdays and Sundays.

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