Local 8888 in Newport News

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In April, we stood with President Trump when he called for an investigation to examine the importance of steel to our national security. We said then and believe now that it’s about time we have actions such as this from the White House to remind people that a strong steel industry, from the mines to the mills, is the backbone of our country, our infrastructure and our military.

Recent News

The new Local 8888 bargaining button is a very, very hot item -- judging by the fierce demand from union members on the first day the button was distributed at the gates. The slogan, "Local 8888 Shipbuilders Rock the Boat," got plenty of high-fives and fist bumps. The button is so popular that the initial supply is nearly gone -- in just one day!

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!

Well, the first week's of contract negotiations have been short on drama (a good thing) and long on formalities and laying the groundwork for exchanging proposals on non-economic issues between union negotiators and company representatives. So what was the company’s opening position? Don’t expect much. 

The best way for you to stay on top of breaking news regarding contract negotiations is to sign up for mobile text alerts sent by Local 8888. Just send a text message to 47486. Enter LU8888. Hit send. That’s it. You’ll receive the next bargaining update on your phone – and you can share it with other members. Stay connected! Get the facts.