2018 National Oil Bargaining Program Conference


Click here to download the call letter as a PDF.

The conference will take place in San Diego, California from September 23-26, 2018.

This conference will set the agenda for National Oil Bargaining contractual demands. Please be sure to send a delegation that represents and gives voice to each oil industry unit in your local.

Voting strength for the purpose of adopting a program is based upon paid and exonerated membership of respective bargaining units for the third month preceding the conference (July 2018) as reflected in the records maintained by the International. We bring this to your attention so that you can take measures, as deemed appropriate, to ensure that your local union voting strength is adequately represented at the conference.


Cost: $185 per participant. Make checks payable to United Steelworkers, note NOBP in memo line.

Deadline: August 22, 2018

Click here to register online. | Click here for a paper registration form.

Mail completed forms and checks to:

Julie Lindstone, NOBP
60 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Rd.
San Diego, CA 92109

Rate: $139 per night plus applicable fees and taxes for single or double room

Deadline: August 22, 2018

Book a room online: https://book.passkey.com/go/USWNtlOilBargainConf.

To book a room by phone, call 619-224-1234 and let them know the group is 2018 National Oil Bargaining Conference.


In cooperation with Professional Travel, Inc., we have made special arrangements for air transportation to the conference. Reservations for flights may be made by calling 877-499-1149 and selecting option "4" (group meetings). When calling Professional Travel, identify yourself as a participant in the 2018 National Oil Bargainging Conference and refer to group code 2018NOBPUS. Please call between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST, Mondaythrough Friday to avoid a $16 after-hours transaction fee.


Rate: $24 round trip. Book online with Super Shuttle at www.supershuttle.com. (Taxi fare is estimated to be $23 one way.)

The Super Shuttle and taxi stand are located in the Transportation Plaza in the San Diego airport. At the information booth a dispatcher will assit you.

In accordance with our established policy, the International Union will not be responsible for the cost of the delegate(s) participation. Your local union must bear the cost of any expense for attendance, including airfare and hotel fees.


Sat., Sept. 22, 2018
8 a.m.-2 p.m.: Registration
3 p.m.: NOBP Policy Committee Meeting (Julie Lindstone will contact you regarding travel arrangements; hotel reservations will be made for you.)
4 p.m.: Staff Representatives/Council Coordinators Meeting (all USW Staff Representativesassigned to oil locals should make travel arrangements to attend.)
5:30 p.m.: Members and Staff new to the NOBP (There will be a training to explain the NOBP bargaining process and history for those newly assigned to the oil industry.)
7-9 p.m.: Registration

Sun., Sept. 23, 2018
8 a.m.-noon: Registration
8 a.m.: Conference begins

Wed., Sept. 26, 2018
Conference convenes upon adoption of the 2019 NOBP Proposal

NOBP Regions will have time set aside for a meeting with their Policy Committee Members. Region E (District 13) will be electing an Alternate Policy Committee Member.

Please note, Oil Council meetings will be meeting a day or two prior to the conference. The councils will send a call letter with the dates and times. Please watch for the meeting notice and make travel plans so y ou can attend the appropriate council meeting.


Coming soon!