Welcome to UE Local 170

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.

Our members are organizing at over 130 workplaces across the state. With every new member, our fight for better jobs and conditions for public workers gets stronger. UE Local 170 is a member-run organization. Members form local union chapters which unite workers in your workplace or area to address common issues. Members elect chapter officers and stewards to meet with management on issues which concern you.

UE Local 170 members and supporters picket Sharpe Hospital

Nearly 100 UE Local 170 members and supporters participated in informational picketing at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital in Weston on Monday, May 19 to bring attention to the poor working conditions there. Read More

UE Local 170 members launch a campaign to demand that DHHR implement the caseload standards recommendations

Tired of waiting for the WV Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) to act on caseload standard recommendations developed nearly one year ago, UE Local 170 DHHR members launched a campaign in May with the slogan: "We can't meet you expectations, if you don't implement our standards." Read more

UE Local 170 members at the VA Nursing Facility take collective action to stop schedule change

When the management at the VA Nursing Facility in Clarksburg decided to change the hours of work on their Alzheimer's/Dementia unit, which would hurt the continuity of care for the residents, the employees, many of whom are members of UE Local 170, decided they were going to take collective action to try and stop the schedule change. Read more

Do you have a child or grandchild beginning college or a technical school this fall who would like to win $1,000 for their educational expenses?

UE Local 170 is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the annual John Hovis Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, which will awarded to one winner at the state convention in September. Read More

Officers and Staff

For a full list of UE Local 170 officers and staff, click here.

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