Basic Steel Industry Conference



Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, Penn.


There will be a welcoming reception for all participants at 6 p.m. on Tues., June 26, at the Omni William Penn Hotel. The BSIC meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Wed., June 27, and should conclude by 5 p.m. 

The conference will focus on the status of the industry and our upcoming bargaining in 2018 with the major steel and iron ore producers.


To assist in our planning, we ask that you register for the conference in advance (preferably no later than May 15) by completing the registration form and mailing it along with the registration fee (see below) to:

Basic Steel Industry Conference, USW
Attention: Val Kindlin
60 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

You can also return the form by e-mail to or by fax to (412) 562-2405. Participants registering by e-mail should send the appropriate registration fee separately to:

Basic Steel Industry Conference, USW
Attention: Val Kindlin
60 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222


There is a registration fee of $120 per participant for this Conference. Checks should be made payable to USW Secretary-Treasurer


A block of rooms for this meeting has been reserved for check-in on Tues., June 26, at the rate of $152 per night, plus tax at Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219.

For reservations, please visit or call the hotel at 800-THE-OMNI/(412) 281-7100 and identify yourself as attending the USW BSIC meeting.

There are a limited number of rooms available for the night of Mon., June 25.  These rooms are for those unable to secure flights that will arrive early enough to allow them to attend the welcome reception on Tuesday due to long travel distances. The cutoff date for discounted room reservations is June 4, 2018.


In cooperation with Professional Travel, Inc., we have made special arrangements for air transportation to the conference. Reservations may be made with Professional Travel, Inc. by calling 877-499-1149, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., EST.  When calling, please identify yourself as a participant in the BSIC meeting and refer to Group Code: 618BSICUSWLowest airfares require at least 14 days advance purchase.

As always, travel expenses and lost time are the responsibility of your Local Union.

Click here to download the call letter as a PDF.