Local 8888 in Newport News


That’s the blunt message on the hot new USW Local 8888 tee shirt: “It’s Wrong Not to Belong to USW Local 8888.” As a dues-paying union member, YOU are literally carrying more than 4,000 non-members in the shipyard every day. Read more >>>

Start preparing now for a smaller paycheck as a result of the annual Christmas shutdown next month. Here’s how it works: Read more >>>

Virginia voters nearly delivered a stunning political knockout punch in the race between Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie. Read more >>>

Peace of mind. That’s what Aflac, a popular members-only benefit, has provided hundreds of Local 8888 members who took advantage of the last open enrollment period in 2014 that ended last month. Read more >>>

Thanks to the generosity of USW Local 8888 members, a lot of school children in the Hampton Roads area will have new backpacks, notebooks, pencils, erasers, crayons, rulers and other supplies to get off to a “smart start.” Read more >>>

Get Your FREE Steelworker Cap!

Stop by the Local 8888 union hall today to pick up your FREE Steelworkers Local 8888 cap. With the summer heat almost gone, you’re gonna need a new “lid” to keep your head from “chillin” this fall. Show your union pride in style! See Vice President Mike Lee from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

With contract talks coming down to the wire and budget funding for shipyard projects dangling in the air, you need to stay on top of these fast-breaking developments. So sign-up now NOW for text alerts from Local 8888. It’s simple:

•    Send a text to 47486
•    Enter LU8888
•    Hit send

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