Wolford named UE 170 president

UE Local 170 members have elected Chris Wolford, current Chapter 8 president, as our new president. Wolford is a 12-year member of the union, and works for the DHHR out of Clarksburg.
Kim Dawson of Kanawha County has been elected Vice President, and Angela Hollandsworth remains as recording secretary. We still need leaders, as the offices of Financial Secretary and Chief Steward remain open.
If you have questions, contact Chris, Kim, Angela or the UE Local 170 office at (304) 347-4396.

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Recent Accomplishments

  • Grievance Victories

  • Pay Increases

  • Job Security Gains

  • Legislative Victories

  • Expansion of Workers’ Rights and Protections

  • Representation in Meetings with Management

  • Safer Work Places

  • Defeating Privatization

  • Improved Grievance Procedures

  • Training for Stewards and Leaders

  • Step Wage Increases for DOH Workers

  • Expanding Chapters in Northern and Eastern Panhandles

  • Newly Formed Retired Employee Chapter

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