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.

2014 Legislative Wrap-Up

With the final adjournment of the 2nd Session of the 81st Legislature now in the history books, UE Local 170 Vice President Chris Wolford looks back at this year's legislative session, the political action work of the local over the past year and the plans for the coming year. Read More

UE Local 170 members rally on Presidents' Day

For the eighth year in a row, UE Local 170 members and their supporters rallied at the Lower Rotunda of the Capitol at the local's annual Presidents' Day rally. After the rally, the UE members and their supporters marched to the Governor's office to deliver their message. Read more

UE Local 170 members who work for the WV Division of Highways get an update on the new DOH pay plan

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. Read more

UE Local 170 opposes the privatization of the state's hospitals and nursing homes

UE Local 170 strongly opposes any attempt to privatize the state's hospitals and nursing homes. During a legislative committee meeting last month, Senator Brooks McCabe (D-Kanawha) suggested that the Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) consider privatizing the state's hospitals and nursing homes because of ongoing problems at the state-run facilities. Read More

Officers and Staff

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

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