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Local 8888 is doing its part to mobilize union households in this crucial 2016 election. Check out photos of members passing out leaflets at the shipyard gate

VOTE! On Nov. 8th,  America will elect either a bully billionaire or the first woman to be the 45th U.S. President. Don’t get caught up in the drama or the dumb….stuff. Don’t listen to folks who say Hillary has got this thing wrapped up or that the election is rigged against Trump. A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G CAN HAPPEN!

NEW!!! USW Local 8888 Tee Shirts

Strut your stuff in style – in union style, that is – with the new Steelworkers tee shirt. It’s long sleeve, just right for those cool spring mornings or nights. If you are a Local 8888 member, you can pick up your Steelworkers tee shirt at the union hall on Mondays or Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to the right, two Local 8888 members model the new Steelworkers tee shirt.

It doesn’t take much -- a hammer, a drill, a few nails and some strong backs -- and you’ve got a good crew to build a home for a family without one ... Read more >>>

March is Women’s History Month and tributes are pouring in for Michelle Obama, who made history as the first African American First Lady. She honored female veterans at a Women’s History Month event in Washington, DC ... Read more >>>

Pulling off two food distributions in Norfolk and in Newport News, at the Local 8888 union hall, took a lot of planning, and it created a successful partnership with several community organizations. The initial idea for the special food drive came from Local 8888 Financial Secretary Verna Chamberliss ... Read more >>>

You could see the gratitude in their faces. Bags of free groceries being loaded into the trunks and backseats of their cars. Food that could feed a family for a whole week ...  Read more >>>

 Many of our members have received layoff notices from Newport News Shipbuilding, impacting hundreds of USW Local 8888 members. This is especially bad news at this time of year ...  Read more >>>

Read the Holiday Edition of the Voyager Newspaper – See Who’s Been Naughty or Nice ...  Read more >>>

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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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