Local 8888 in Newport News, Virginia

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The 2020 Census is underway. So, check your mailbox now for information on how to participate in this important census count. When you fill out the census form, you help create jobs, provide housing, prepare for emergencies (like the coronavirus), and build schools, roads and health care facilities. Virginia receives $18 billion in federal funds based on census information.  Complete your census form online, by phone or by mail. For more information visit www.2020census.gov #8888counts  

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If you are fully vaccinated but DID NOT receive the full $2,000 Essential Personnel Appreciation bonus last week, you can still get your money.

Just send a photo of your vaccination card to the following email address: [email protected].

On March 7, one week from today, ballots will be collected, certified and counted. If you haven't voted yet, whatever is weighing on your mind should NOT stop you from casting your vote. This is your BEST chance to get paid soon and protect your family.

Don't Assume the Outcome. Vote Anyway.

You can only control one vote -- YOURS.

  • Don't lean on somebody else's vote.
  • Don't assume how anybody else will vote.
  • Vote for yourself.

Hurry, Not Too Late!

Every vote matters when it comes to ratifying a lengthy contract that will impact every shipbuilder in the yard and their families for years to come.

So, please, take time to complete your ballot correctly. Follow the mailing instructions exactly. Ballots or return envelopes that do not follow the guidelines will be disqualified. Don't waste your vote like that.


Every contract leaves unfinished business. But a good contract makes improvements that can significantly benefit shipbuilders in the yard and in life.

The contract that you will vote on meets that marker: