UE Local 170 members went to the West Virginia state capitol on President's Day (February 17) to meet with legislators. They checked on the status of bills written by the union, which include pay increases, safer working conditions, and fighting back against privatization of state jobs.
Depart of Highways (DOH) workers wore their neon yellow uniforms in support of a mass grievance they are involved in right now.
The members were joined for the day by UE General President Carl Rosen, Eastern Region President Donna Morgan, and UE Co-Director of Education Kari Thompson. Members and staff attended a rally celebrating the signing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, and finished the day with political action training at the union hall.
“It was very busy but rewarding day,” commented Local 170 Vice President Leslie Riddle.