About Us

We are the best shipbuilders in the world. We build nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers for the United States Navy in Newport News, Virginia. We work at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division Huntington Ingalls Industries. Our motto is Local 8888 Shipbuilders Rock the Boat!”

We represent 9,700 Steelworkers who are proud to celebrate Local 8888’s 40-year legacy of solidarity, struggle and success. We believe in fairness and social justice. We fight for fairness and social justice. And our international union – the United Steelworkers – has our back.

Local 8888 Office:

4306 Huntington Avenue

Newport News, VA 23607

(757) 247-5291 (ofc)

(757) 247-0321 (fax)

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (M-F)

Jean Owens

Local Union Secretary


President                               Charles Spivey (054)

Vice President                      Linwood Parish (X43)

Financial Secretary             Verna Chamberliss (X42)

Recording Secretary            Ashley Seabrook