2024 Civil and Human Rights Conference


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The International Union is bringing the 19th International Civil & Human Rights Conference to the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan from June 9-12, 2024.

We have witnessed historic events over the last five years that further the fight for civil and human rights, as well as events that set us back. We have a lot to discuss, and we have a lot of work to do. We will use our time together in Detroit to plan our work in the fight for dignity and respect for everyone, and seek a renewed commitment to work that plan with our conference theme – “I’ve Got the Movement in Me.  Each of us is already empowered with the tools to help create a more just and equitable world, so everyone – every Union member - is encouraged to meet us in Detroit so that we can get moving.


Conference Registration and Fees

Registration is available on-line, by fax, or by mail.  The early bird registration fee is $250 per delegate for registrations received on or before April 15, 2024.  After April 15, 2024, the registration fee will increase to $275 per delegate.

Online registration

Click here to register for the conference online. | Cliquez ici pour vous inscrire à la conférence en ligne. | Haga clic aquí para registrarse en la conferencia en línea.

The registration fee can be paid using a credit card or by mailing a check to the address below.

Mail/Fax Registration

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Complete the registration form and mail with the payment to the address below. The registration form can also be faxed to 412-562-2599 followed by mailing the check to:

Attn: Julie Lidstone
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

All Checks should be made payable to the USW Secretary-Treasurer.  Include “2024 CHR Conference” on the memo line of the check.

Hotel and Travel Information


Click here to reserve your room online.

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Dr.
Detroit, MI 48242

Hotel Check Payment Policy

If paying for the hotel by check, please mail the check to the hotel so that it arrives no later than June 1, 2024. Delegates to the conference will still need to provide a credit card for an incidental hold of $50.00 per night.


In cooperation with Direct Travel, we have made special arrangements for delegates to book air transportation to the conference. Please call 877-499-1149 and select prompt “4” (group meetings). Please identify yourself as a participant in the 2024 International Civil & Human Rights Conference.  Please call between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or you will incur an after-hours fee of $16.00.

In accordance with our established policy, the International Union will not be responsible for the cost of delegate(s) participation.  The local union is responsible for all expenses, including airfare and hotel, for all delegates.

Conference Agenda

We have a lot of exciting things that are going to take place for this conference, from informative panels to unique workshops. Click here to view and download the full agenda.


If you have any questions regarding the registration process or conference details, please contact the Civil and Human Rights Department at 412-562-2443 or email bmurray@usw.org.