Pay increases won through collective action at the legislature and through reclassification grievance settlements. UE Local 170 members also meet with their legislators to discuss the need for improved pay for public workers.
Job security gains made by mobilizing to defeat the unpaid furlough bill and fighting for improved staffing at the state hospitals and other state agencies. Defeated attempted privatization of state information technology services, saving hundreds of West Virginia state workers' jobs in 2010.
Voicing Employee Concerns
Fighting for Fairness
Improved Grievance System
Training Stewards and Leaders
Defeat of a bill to exempt classification changes from being grieved. Legislative study of WV OSHA approved.
Expansion of Worker Rights and Protections
After DHHR denied state hospital employees their First Amendment rights, our union successfully fought to end the prohibition of workplace meetings and literature distribution at the state hospitals. The union also won an important victory expanding workers’ right to representation.