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.
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
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