UE 228 is the local of the National Visa Center workers, and part of UE’s Service Contract Act (SCA) locals. In four short years we have increased wages in occupied clerk classifications (CSR, DEO, and GC) by an average of 33%. We have gotten our Truck Drivers classified correctly resulting in an overall increase of 59% since 2016, and thousands in back pay for the drivers.
As with any UE local, our stewards are our first line of defense, and work diligently to defend members’ rights. UE’s Rank and File unionism ensures that the members run the union. This means that the members at the local, not someone in an office, run the union’s affairs.