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USW Local 8888’s first annual gospel concert had the union hall in a righteous groove. The concert, which was held on Sunday, November 24, 2013, was packed, as singers and dancers performed during the three-hour event, which was organized by the Local 8888 Special Events Committee. Read more >>>

Democrat Terry McAuliffe rode strong voter turnout in the Hampton Roads area and a late surge in Northern Virginia last night to become the state’s next governor, defeating Tom Cuccinelli in a high-profile election with national implications. Read more >>>

Former President Bill Clinton still has his mojo – that star power, that uncanny ability to mesmerize people wherever he speaks  Read more >>>

AFLAC ANNOUNCES ONE TIME ENROLLMENT FOR ELIGIBLE USW LOCAL 8888 MEMBERS!!!!! Read more >>>

Special Benefits

Again the open enrollment for Delta Dental was a success. Thanks to all of the New Enrollees. The giveaway Prizes was won by the following winners. Courtland Miles 053 First Prize” Pro Clean Toothbrush”, Ricky Perry X32 Second Prize” Olive Garden Gift Card” and Jason Salyers M53 Third Prize” Outback Gift Card”.

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In the wake of the recent mass shooting by a Navy contractor at a defense facility only a few blocks from the White House, USW Local 8888 President Arnold Outlaw has sent a letter to management at the Newport News Shipyard requesting an urgent meeting to discuss new safety concerns and how contract employees are screened before they enter the yard ... Read more >>>

Local 8888 in the News

Channel 10 – WAVY News – put the spotlight on Local 8888’s safety concerns about shipyard entrances, which do not have devices to check for concealed weapons like the one use by the defense contractor in the Navy Yard shootings a few weeks ago. Check out the story

The special hearing commission appointed by Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard to determine whether four Local 8888 union officers are innocent or violated union rules by misappropriating union funds will issue its ruling in early October. That means no local actions can be taken against the accused officers until then Read more >>>

Sunday was a picture-pretty day to have fun in the park. That's exactly what hundreds of USW Local 8888 members and their families did at Bennetts Creek Park in Suffolk County, VA. Read more >>>

Reminder! Even though open enrollment is over for the year, we are still accepting dental applications from new hires and anyone that is just joining the Union. Anyone who joins the Union has 30 days to sign up for the dental paln. All new subscribers are entered in the prize drawing. The drawing will be held at the October monthly membership meeting. Prizes will be giving to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Need not to be present to win. Prizes are donated by Delta Dental.

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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:

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