Local 8888 in Newport News, Virginia

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Members can come to the union hall to sign up for Delta Dental or Aflac on Wednesday and Thursday each week from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The open enrollment period for both programs ends July 31, 2020.

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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  

Recent News

 We’re Reopening! Free Masks & More!

Slowly but surely, Local 8888’s operations are returning to a “new normal.” Beginning June 15, the union hall will reopen on an appointment-only basis. Members must have arranged a prior appointment to coming to the office. Everyone entering the building will be required to wear a face mask and maintain appropriate social distancing.  Starting June 22, the union will resume full operations, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., while still requiring face masks and social distancing

Speaking of Masks…

Slowly but surely, Local 8888’s operations are returning to a “new normal.” Beginning June 15, the union hall will reopen on an appointment-only basis. Members must have arranged a prior appointment to coming to the office. Everyone entering the building will be required to wear a face mask and maintain appropriate social distancing.  Starting June 22, the union will resume full operations, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., while still requiring face masks and social distancing

There are some important developments happening in Washington that are good news for Local 8888 members. Hazard pay for shipyard workers is in the Hero Act recently passed by the House of Representatives and sent to the U.S. Senate. The hazard pay measure is included in a $200 billion fund to support premium pay for essential frontline workers in the private sector who are sustaining their communities and the economy during this pandemic.

ANNOUNCEMENT!

Virginia Makes Changes in Unemployment Insurance Program That Can Benefit Shipyard Workers

$600 increase in unemployment benefits

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