Welcome to UE Local 170
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UE Local 170, West Virginia Public Workers Union, is a member-run organization made up of over a thousand state workers. We are public workers at the state hospitals, Division of Highways, Department of Health and Human Resources, Parkways, Capitol Complex and many other state agencies.
2016 Report to the Convention
For nearly a decade, our Union has tirelessly fought to preserve and expand public workers' rights and the public interest of all West Virginia citizens C against the powerful political bureaucracy that rules our workplace. We've made a stand against favoritism, discrimination, inefficiency, and the other abuses of authority that are deeply entrenched in state and county government. Read More
From our President
On behalf of your UE Local 170 statewide officers, I send you greetings. We have had a busy year, to say the least, since our 2015 state convention. Read More
Building on several important victories won during the past year, UE Local 170's internal organizing campaign has added more than 200 new members since June 1. New members have been recruited at DOH garages, state hospitals and nursing homes, DHHR offices, and other state workplaces. Read More
West Virginia Supreme Court upholds new pay plan for direct care employees at the state's two psychiatric hospitals
In an important victory for the direct care employees and the patients at the state's two psychiatric hospitals, the West Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the new pay plan for direct care employees at those two facilities, which was implemented on January 1. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) had appealed the new pay plan shortly after it presented its pay plan in August 2014. Read More
Between January 1, and August, 2015, the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board decided in favor of state workers fourteen times. Nine of those were grievances file by UE Local 170. Read More