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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.

There are some important developments happening in Washington that are good news for Local 8888 members.

 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

ANNOUNCEMENT!

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

$600 increase in unemployment benefits

Virginia has made changes in the unemployment insurance program that can make shipyard workers eligible for a $600 increase in benefits. Increased benefits for folks eligible under traditional unemployment insurance will start to be paid as soon as next week. 

Eblast March 12, 2020

Eblast March 25, 2020

CORONAVIRUS TRIGGERS NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS

At a time when patience is thinner than a potato chip and bad news shows up like an unwelcome guest, the shipyard, the Local 8888 office and the Newport News area got blindsided by a power outage yesterday. Eventually, power was restored, but the disruption added another layer of stress to an already stressful situation.

Eblast March 19, 2020

CORONAVIRUS, SERIOUSLY!

Eblast March 20, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE: Union Hours of Operation and Activities Modified

In response to federal guidelines to halt the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, Local 8888 has modified the hours of operation at the union hall, beginning Monday, March 23, 2020. In an effort to continue to serve our members in the safest possible manner, Local 8888 officers, staff and reps will mostly work remotely and practice social distancing.

The Local 8888 office schedule through mid-April follows: