USW 2011 Public Employee Conference
USW Public Employee Conference
May 16 - 19, 2011
Wyndham Grand Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown
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To: All USW Local Union Public Employee Presidents and Recording Secretaries
Slashing public services and public jobs is a top priority of newly elected GOP. Nine states have cut public employee benefits. Twelve states have cut public employee salaries. Twenty-two have furloughed them. Twenty-six states have laid-off public employees and 28 have made public employee cuts across the board.
We are proud to announce that our 2011 Public Employee Conference will be held on Monday, May 16th through Thursday, May 19th at the Wyndham Grand Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh PA 15222-1003.
Chaired by USW International Vice President Fred Redmond, this conference will focus on
“ACTION”. Specifically, we will zero in on the attack and the best, most effective fight-back strategies.
The conference action agenda includes plenaries and workshops focused on:
- The fight to Save Our Jobs and Services in state legislatures
- Strategies for Bargaining in Bad Times
- Public Campaigns to Counter the Lies Told About Public Service Workers
- Public Support for Public Services and the People Who Do Them
All USW Local Unions with public employee members are invited to send as many representatives as possible. We encourage local unions to send members who work in the public sector.
Please use one of the following options to pre-register:
- Complete the online registration form. Then mail a copy of your completed form and registration fee check(s) to the USW Public Employee Council; or
- Fax your completed form at the top of this page (click on “registration form”) to 412-562-2520. Then mail your registration form and check for the registration fee(s) to the USW Public Employee Council; or
- Mail your completed form at the top of the page (click on “registration form”) and registration fee to:
USW Public Employee Council
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1209
The Conference Registration Fee is $125 US/$135 CND. Checks should be made payable to the USW Secretary-Treasurer.
A block of rooms has been reserved for all delegates at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh Pa 15222-1003. To reserve your room, please call 877-999-3223 or 412-391-4600 and refer to the Booking Code Number 0513678UN. Be sure to identify yourself as attending the USW Public Employee Conference 2011.
The Conference hotel room rate is $99 per night + tax for up to four persons per room, a first night deposit is required. The cut-off date to receive this discounted room rate is Monday, May 2nd after this date the hotel will accept reservations on an availability-only basis.
We have made arrangements for booking air travel to the conference with Carlson Wagonlit Travel Management. For airline reservations call Carlson Wagonlit Travel Management at 877-439-0374, please identify yourself as attending the Public Employee Conference and refer to Group Code G6976. The name of the event is “Public Sector 2011.” As always, the lowest fares are available only to those booking two weeks or more in advance of your first flight.
In accordance with our established policy, the International Union is not responsible for the cost of conference participation and the local must bear the expenses related to attending the .
We look forward to your active participation at this important and timely conference, so that together we can build a stronger, more unified voice for public services and our members who provide them.
International Vice President (Human Affairs) and
Chairperson, USW Public Employee Sector