Local 8888 in Newport News


It’s that time a year again – thousands of children in the Hampton Roads area will be headed back to school soon. But many kids who come from households going through hard times won’t have some of the basic school items. Let’s help them get off to a fair start. Read more >>>

The Local 8888’s Family Fun Day was bigger and better than ever. Spiderman even showed up. Click Here to see pictures.

Delta Dental Reminder

The sign-up period for the Delta Dental program ends July 31st. 
If you need this excellent benefit, don’t miss this deadline.
It's only for union members.

Contact Verna Chamberliss (757) 247-5291.

If you haven’t signed-up yet for the AFLAC insurance, you still have time to enroll in the hottest members-only benefit offered by Local 8888. AFLAC is popular because it provides extra income during times of illness or injury. Come to the union hall and sign-up now, because the open enrollment period ends Aug. 29. Read more >>>

An actress, singer and dancer in the 1950s and 1960s, she broke through as an author in 1970 with "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," which became standard (and occasionally censored) reading, and was the first of a multipart autobiography that continued through the decades.
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The shipbuilders at Newport News know how to build big. Their most recent work, the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, is nearly as long as the Empire State Building is tall. Read more >>>

Delegates to attend the International Constitutional Convention will be nominated and elected at the meeting held on Saturday, April 19, 2014 starting at 2:00PM. This is a special time for the purpose of conducting our nominations and election. Read more >>>

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 >>>

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

We will text you with timely information about negotiations, the budget showdown, your job, events and other union news. You can opt out at any time. By submitting your phone number, you agree to receive mobile alerts from the United Steelworkers Union including up to five SMS messages per month and are responsible for any mobile message or data charges incurred. To opt out, text STOP to 47486. For help, text HELP to 47486.  Click here for the terms and conditions.

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