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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. 

From our President: An Urgent Call to Action

Last year Local 170 was able, through determined action at the last minute in the middle of a snow storm, to avert the sale of four state-operated nursing homes. We knew then that it would be revived in the 2017 legislative session. Read More


UE Local 170 rank-and-file delegates elect statewide officers, adopt political action goals at tenth annual state convention

UE Local 170 rank-and-file delegates from across West Virginia met at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, West Virginia on October 1 and 2 at their tenth annual state convention, the local's highest decision-making body. With this year's convention theme being "Let's Organize for a Better Tomorrow," the delegates focused on ways to build the union in the coming year, starting with an organizing blitz, scheduled for the week of October 17 - 21. Read More

Despite a hostile legislature, UE Local 170 members fight back, win some victories during the past year

We knew that this year would not be a good year for achieving some of the things we needed like an across the board pay raise for all state workers, pay increases based on seniority and seniority rights or meaningful improvements to our grievance system, but we could not even get items that were revenue neutral like seniority protection for job transfers. The legislature is run by a majority that is not sympathetic to the needs of working people. Read More

Grievance Update - A decade long fight for public workers' rights and the public interest of all West Virginia citizens

For nearly a decade, our Union has tirelessly fought to preserve and expand public workers’ rights — and the public interest of all West Virginia citizens — against the powerful political bureaucracy that rules our workplace. We’ve made a stand against favoritism, discrimination, inefficiency, and the other abuses of authority that are deeply entrenched in state and county government. Read More