Local 8888 in Newport News


What Elections? November 4th

There has been so much drama in the news recently – from the Ebola crisis to the terrorist group Isis to an armed intruder getting past the Secret Service and into the White House. Who can blame distracted voters for asking, “What elections?”

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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.

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

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 >>>

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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