Local 8888 in Newport News, Virginia

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Don’t let nobody tell you different. Members of USW Local 8888 played a major role in turning Virginia blue for Democrats on Election Day.

Big props to the Local 8888 Organizing Committee for pulling off its First Annual 3-on-3 Basketball Jam Tournament last Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Men and women who have served honorably in the United States military come to work in the shipyard every day, holding jobs in practically every department and work area. Now, veterans who are members of USW Local 8888 will have their own unique voice heard in union affairs, following the launch of the new Veterans of Steel Council. The council was established under the leadership of Tom Conway, USW International President, who served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force before he began his union career.

Men and women who have served honorably in the United States military come to work in the shipyard every day, holding jobs in practically every department and work area. Now, veterans who are members of USW Local 8888 will have their own unique voice heard in union affairs, following the launch of the new Veterans of Steel Council. The council was established under the leadership of Tom Conway, USW International President, who served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force before he began his union career.

Hoops are back, baby! So, what better way to welcome the new NBA season than to root for the trash-talking ballers of Local 8888 who will be competing in the union’s first annual 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Jam on Saturday, October 26, 2019. This is going to settle, once and for all, who's got game and who goes home. Players will be competing for prize money and the winning team will be honored with its name on a new trophy that will be displayed in the union hall.

Mission accomplished for USW Local 8888 Women of Steel who donated $700 in school supplies and bookbags to three area elementary schools last month. The annual drive aims to help low-income students get off to a good start, knowing that Local 8888 shipbuilders care about them and their education. The Women of Steel were able to give 60 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to Newsome Park Elementary School, John Marshall Elementary School, and Sedgefield Elementary School, all in Newport News.

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