Local 8888 in Newport News

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Local 8888’s book event with author Lane Windham was the most successful non-bargaining program the local has hosted at the union hall in a long, long time. Ms. Windham gave an outstanding presentation and her insights about the 1978-79 organizing drive and subsequent strike clearly struck a chord with members who were uninformed about Local 8888’s rich historical legacy. The program was part of Local 8888’s year-long celebration its 40th anniversary.

The new executive board that will lead Local 8888 for the next three years was sworn-in at the May 19th membership meeting. Retiring president Arnold Outlaw turned over the gavel to Charles Spivey, who had served as vice president for the past three years. It was an emotional occasion for Outlaw, who had served more years and more terms as Local 8888 president than any of his predecessors.

It’s Time to Turn Up the Heat!
Thursday, June 29, 2017
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
USW Local 8888 Union Hall
4306 Huntington Ave.
Newport News, VA 23607

What could be better than a pre-Fourth of July barbecue where you get FREE FOOD and a timely update about where negotiations stand 10 days before the current contract is due to expire on July 9, 2017? Bring your appetite and be ready to show the company that we’re serious and united about a getting a fair contract!