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Labor Unions
(ranked by number of members)
2015
rank
Labor union Web site
Top elected officer
Address
Phone
Members
Staff
Types of workers represented
National affiliation
Year founded
1
2014: 1
United Food and Commercial Workers Local 328 ufcw328.org
Timothy Melia, president
278 Silver Spring St.
Providence, R.I. 02904
(401) 861-0300
12,000
21
Banking, food service, health care, manufacturing and processing, retail, school bus drivers
United Food & Commercial Workers International Union
1938
1
2014: 2
National Education Association Rhode Island neari.org
Lawrence E. Purtill, president
99 Bald Hill Road
Cranston, R.I. 02920
(401) 463-9630
12,000
18
Higher education faculty, staff; K-12 public school teachers, support staff; state, municipal employees
National Education Association
1845
3
2014: 3
Rhode Island Federation of Teachers & Health Professionals rifthp.org
Frank Flynn, president
356 Smith St.
Providence, R.I. 02908
(401) 273-9800
10,000
8
Higher education faculty and staff, school-related personnel, state employees, teachers, nurses and other health professionals
American Federation of Teachers
1947
3
2014: 5
Rhode Island Laborers' District Council
Michael F. Sabitoni, business manager
410 South Main St.
Providence, R.I. 02903
(401) 751-6565
10,000
4
Construction, health care, public service and industrial employees
Laborers' International Union of North America
1967
5
2014: 6
United Nurses & Allied Professionals unap.org
Linda McDonald, president
375 Branch Ave.
Providence, R.I. 02904
(401) 831-3647
6,500
8
Registered nurses, therapists, technology and support staff, as well as other health care workers
Not nationally affiliated
1998