UE Local 170 members who work for the WV Division of Highways (DOH) met with John McBrayer, DOH District One administrator, on Wednesday, March 12 to receive an update on the new DOH pay plan.

McBrayer, who is overseeing the implementation of the pay plan, told the UE members that the DOH plans to present the plan to the WV Personnel Board for their approval at the board's April meeting. After receiving the board's approval, the DOH plans to implement the new pay plan in July.

The new pay plan has step wage increases for DOH transportation workers to move up their pay grades. UE Local 170 has been playing the leading role in getting the DOH to develop a pay plan with step wage increases.

Last year, UE Local 170 members delivered petitions with more than a thousand signatures of DOH workers to WV Department of Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox, asking the DOH to develop a fair wage structure with step wage increases.

Additional updates will be posted on the UE Local 170 web site and Facebook page in the coming months.