USW-Represented Employees to Receive Essential Personnel Bonus

Published March 15, 2022

Members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 8888 recently voted to ratify a new 60-month labor contract.

In accordance with the newly ratified agreement, USW-represented Newport News Shipbuilding employees who are fully vaccinated – not including booster shots – will receive a $2,000 essential personnel appreciation bonus, and unvaccinated employees will receive a $1,500 essential personnel appreciation bonus. The bonuses will be issued March 18.

Employees who currently are unvaccinated have additional time to become fully vaccinated and report their vaccine status to receive the additional $500 bonus. Employees must provide proof of vaccination by submitting a COVID-19 vaccination card, an immunization record from a pharmacy/health care facility, an employee medical record or another official document that lists vaccination date, where administered and vaccine type to [email protected]. The email should include the employee’s name and PERNR. The reporting process must be completed by April 22 to receive the additional $500 bonus, which will be issued May 6.

Employees should contact their supervisor or Labor Relations representative for questions regarding the bonus.