The UE 170 Difference

Our union is independent and does not answer to any political party or group, or promote the agenda of any outside interests.

Preamble to the Constitution of the West Virginia Public Workers Union.

“We, Local 170 the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE), the West Virginia Public Workers Union, affirm that the struggle for better working conditions for public sector employees requires our collective organization. We therefore form this organization in order to unite all workers on the basis of rank-and-file democracy and membership control of our union, regardless of job classification, race, gender, national origin, language, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or political belief.”

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State Employees contact us to learn more about UE Local 170.

    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