2018 USW Rapid Response & Legislative Conference



Please register online, by mail, or by fax before April 27, 2018. There will be a discounted early-bird registration fee of $175 per delegate if registering before April 1, 2018. If registering after that date, the regular fee will be $200. Checks should be made payable to USW Secretary-Treasurer.

Local Union Members click here to register online. Either pay online or mail a check to the address below.

USW Staff, click here to register online. 

Mail Registration

Mail the registration form and your check to:

United Steelworkers Rapid Response
60 Blvd. of the Allies
7th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Fax Registration

Fax the registration form to the USW Rapid Response Department at 412-562-2266, then mail checks to United Steelworkers Rapid Response at the address above.


Overflow Hotel Now Booking!

We are now booking rooms at the overflow hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Bethesda. Click here for Metro information and map. Attendees should make their own reservations by calling the hotel at 301-654-8111 and referring to the Group Name: United Steelworkers  Group Code: STEEL. Alternatively, you can  book online by clicking here.

Rooms are available for a $244 discounted rate. All rates are subject to 14.5% tax. Self-parking is available at $18.50 daily.

Please make your reservations as soon as possible. The rooms will be available until they are gone or May 4, whichever comes first.

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Bethesda
7301 Waverly Street
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: 301-654-8111 (Group Name: United Steelworkers  Group Code: STEEL)


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Attendees should make their own hotel reservations by calling the hotel and referring to the United Steelworkers 2018 Rapid Response and Legislative Conference. If you prefer to book online, click here. The hotel will accept reservations until April 27, 2018. To ensure availability, please make your reservations as soon as possible.

The room rate is $244 a night. All rates are subject to 14.5% tax. A credit card will be needed to reserve the room. If a reservation must be cancelled, please do so 72 hours before arrival or your card will be charged. Payments made by check need to be received by the hotel one month prior to check in. Check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is at noon. Hotel parking is currently $49 daily.

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St., NW 
Washington, D.C. 20008
Phone: 202-234-0700 (ask for the United Steelworkers 2018 Rapid Response and Legislative Conference)

Air Transportation

In cooperation with Professional Travel, we have made special arrangements for air transportation. Reservations may be made by calling 1-877-499-1149 and selecting option #4. When calling, please identify yourself as a participant in the 2018 Rapid Response and Legislative Conference, code 2018USWRRL. Please call between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday; otherwise, an after-hours transaction fee of $16.00 will apply if the call is outside of these regular business hours.

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



Conference registration will take place on Sunday, May 20, from 1-7 p.m., and on Monday, May 21, from 7-9 a.m.

Monday, May 21 & Tuesday, May 22

The conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday. General sessions and workshops will continue throughout Monday and Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 23 – Lobby Day & Closing Reception

In the morning, we’ll head to Capitol Hill for a day of fighting for our agenda and meetings with elected officials. That evening, we’ll hold a special closing reception.


Get text updates about the conference! Sign up for mobile alerts by texting DC2018 to 69866 (standard messaging and data rates may apply).

If you have any questions regarding the registration process or conference details, please contact the Rapid Response Department at 412-562-2291.

We look forward to your local’s participation in what promises to be a very exciting conference.

Click here to download a PDF of the conference call letter.