Local 8888 in Newport News, Virginia

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Today, the soul of Mary Jackson has come home to the community that raised her and later revered her.

February 9, 2021, will be remembered as a milestone for Steelworkers who belong to Local 8888 and a day of honor for a trailblazing Black woman from Hampton.

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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

Local 8888 is partnering with NNS Trades to offer free drive-thru flu shots over the next two weeks at our union hall. For your safety and convenience, this drive-thru event will be held in the parking lot behind our building at 4306 Huntington Ave. in Newport News, VA. The attached leaflet provides the schedule for Nov. 1-2 and Nov. 8-9. Participants must stay in their vehicles and wear a mask.

 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…

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. Coverage for Aflac is effective September 1, 2020. It is effective for Delta Dental beginning October 1, 2020. For more information, contact Special Benefits at (757) 247-5291 ext. 118.

Speaking of Masks…

We got you! Now, you can show 8888 pride while practicing safety. Each member can pick up 2 FREE face masks (one reusable and one disposable), beginning June 24 – August 31, 2020. The masks with the Local 8888 USW logo will be distributed each week on Wednesday and Thursday between 8:00 am – 6:00 p.m. So, mask up in safety and 8888 solidarity!

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