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The Membership Meeting for September 8th has been canceled.  Due to the continued increasing threat of COVID 19 to the health safety of our members and family, especially with the recent cluster of positives at the Plant with several members sent home and quarantined and recent health issues of members and family we are canceling Sept. regular meeting. Please contact E-Board, Stewards and other Union leadership if there are important agenda items that you would like the Board to address on your behalf. We will be posting E-Board minutes on line. We the Union remain fully committed to protecting your health and safety at work, home and within the Union.

Tom Lundy, 70, Jackson
Jerry Wessell, 77, West Portsmouth (FF)
Troy Martin, 56, Frankfort (HST)
William Paul Redmond, Sr., 74, Sciotoville (Electrician)

From John Knauff:

The D&D CBA expires March 28,2021. The USW Bargaining Committee is in the process of developing the Union Bargaining Agenda and Proposals. We would very much appreciate any suggestions the D&D Unit Members or any other interested Members suggestion. Please e-mail your representatives with your suggestion along with any explanations that may help Your Union.  Click HERE for contact information.


If you are enrolled in FBP’s Medical Mutual of Ohio insurance plan and have not completed the Wellness Program requirements, you still have time. Don’t miss out on reduced medical premium cost share and up to $200 in e-gift cards!

  • Complete the “AgeGage” health risk assessment
  • Complete the “SayAah” preventive annual exam and submit form via your WellRight account.

How to Register for the Wellness Program:

The Union Hall roof is more than 25 years since last replacement.  A Union contractor inspected the roof.  It has three existing layers.  Water has penetrated the top layers but wood appears to be dry.  The estimate for full strip and replacement is very competitive.  In addition, the A/C part of our HVAC system is very old and needing replaced.  We are working on getting a replacement proposal.

In accordance with Ohio's guidelines for Office environments, please contact your Division Representative to make an appointment prior to coming to the Union Hall.  Union Hall numbers can be found on this website under the CONTACT US tab.  

Please see the following letter from the USW International regarding the upcoming presidential election.

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#USWMade: American Roots aims to make a million masks in midst of pandemic.  Click HERE to read more.

The following is a link for those wishing to purchase union-made facemasks:


Southern Ohio Today

     For more than 65 years, the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon has been one of southern Ohio’s critical economic staples, providing jobs to about 2,500 employees throughout the region.

     Now, it has to be reinvented.