LOCAL 8-957 Morgantown, WV

What's Happening?

Viatris generic pharmaceutical facility in Morgantown, W. Va., formerly owned by Mylan, is slated to close July 31. The current owner, Viatris, was established on Nov. 16, 2020, when Mylan combined with Upjohn, a business spun off from Pfizer. Viatris announced on Dec. 11 that it would permanently close the Morgantown facility and lay off approximately 1,500 workers, including some 850 members of USW Local 8-957.

Your union has been fighting for you every step of the way and we will continue to fight for you. Stay tuned to this site for updates, sign up for our text alerts by texting USW8957 to 77820 and be sure to review the various resources here for you and your families, including information about unemployment and other assistance programs, connections to help with mental health or substance abuse issues, and a breakdown of benefits like free college for you, your kids and other eligible family members.

If you haven’t already, sign our petition calling on West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to help save our jobs and pass it on. And please take a few minutes to review some helpful videos: USW International Vice President Fred Redmond with an update about where we are in discussions with the company and a tutorial from our USW Legislative Director Roy Houseman about the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program and how it can help you prepare for the future. 

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"Effects Bargaining": The right to bargain over the effects of the company’s decision to close our facility is one of the last safeguards a union contract provides.

Recent News

Local 8-957 takes the fight to Charleston

Viatris Update 06.11.2021

As our local committee and the International continue with effects bargaining with Viatris, we are also taking the fight for our facility to the streets this coming week.

On Tuesday, June 8, we will be meeting at the Morgantown Mall at 8:00 A.M. and heading to the Governor’s Mansion in Charleston for a solidarity rally.

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