Welcome to UE Local 170

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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. 

2016 Report to the Convention

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 C 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

From our President

On behalf of your UE Local 170 statewide officers, I send you greetings. We have had a busy year, to say the least, since our 2015 state convention. Read More


UE Local 170's Internal Organizing Campaign adds more than 200 Members

Building on several important victories won during the past year, UE Local 170's internal organizing campaign has added more than 200 new members since June 1. New members have been recruited at DOH garages, state hospitals and nursing homes, DHHR offices, and other state workplaces. Read More

West Virginia Supreme Court upholds new pay plan for direct care employees at the state's two psychiatric hospitals

In an important victory for the direct care employees and the patients at the state's two psychiatric hospitals, the West Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the new pay plan for direct care employees at those two facilities, which was implemented on January 1. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) had appealed the new pay plan shortly after it presented its pay plan in August 2014. Read More

UE Local 170 Grievance Victories

Between January 1, and August, 2015, the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board decided in favor of state workers fourteen times. Nine of those were grievances file by UE Local 170. Read More

UE Local 170 campaign wins new DOH step pay plan

A two-year campaign by UE Local 170 Division Of Highways (DOH) members has won a new DOH pay plan with step wage increases for the Transportation Worker classifications. For the first time, nearly 3,000 DOH Transportation Workers will be able to move up the pay grades of their classifications with step wage increases. The new DOH step pay plan takes effect on January 1. Read More





Officers and Staff

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


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