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].

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:

The process to ratify the proposed new contract will begin this week.

Be sure to check your mailbox, because a Contract Summary and a Mail-in Ballot will be sent to your mailing address on record.

It will include instructions on how to cast your vote and mail it in and when the ballots will be counted.

A detailed summary of the new tentative agreement reached last week will be mailed to the home of every member soon.

The second round of contract negotiations produced a better agreement that will ensure all shipbuilders enjoy a higher standard of living for their labor in the yard.

Union rejects Company take-backs to secure contract improvements

Negotiators for shipbuilders represented by United Steelworkers Local 8888 and Huntington Ingalls Industries yesterday reached a new tentative agreement on a 60-month contract following intense meetings since talks resumed last week.

The new package increases wages, provides a first-ever Essential Employee Appreciation payment, improves pension benefits and holds the line on employee health care costs.

The proposed agreement also includes a historic domestic partner benefit.

Today, the soul of Mary Jackson has come home to the community that raised her and later revered her. United Steelworkers Local 8888 is proud to be part of the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center in the Hampton community she loved dearly.