District 11 2019 Collective Bargaining Conference


In order to improve the collective bargaining efforts of our union, a Collective Bargaining Conference will be held January 15-17, 2019 at the Doubletree Bloomington-Minneapolis South in Bloomington, Minnesota. 

This conference is for all local unions whose contracts expire between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020. It will be the responsibility of each local to decide how many delegates to send, but it is strongly encouraged, at a minimum, the President or Unit President and the Grievance Chair of each affected contract to participate. 

This training is a valuable tool in preparing your bargaining committees for negotiations and we urge your local union to take advantage of this opportunity. We hope to see you in Bloomington in January. 

Click here to download the call letter as a PDF.


$100 for each participant which includes the cost of all training materials and lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday. All other costs such as lost time, hotel and travel expenses will be the responsibility of the local union.


Please complete the registration form and return it along with a check for the registration fee to the District office in Minneapolis no later than December 21, 2018.

Please note that registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at 140 total participants, so please register early. 


A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Doubletree at the rate of $108 per night plus tax.

Doubletree Bloomington-Minneapolis South 
7800 Normandale Boulevard 
Bloomington, MN 55439 
Ph: (952) 835-7800 

You are responsible for making your own reservations. Reservations can be made by calling the Doubletree at 1-866-271-8967. Please ask for the United Steelworkers room block to receive this special rate.

The cut-off date for reservations is December 21, 2018. 


Monday, January 14; 5-7 p.m. 
Tuesday, January 15; 7:30-8:30 a.m. 

Conference Dates
Tuesday, January 15; full day
Wednesday, January 16; full day  
Thursday, January 17; 1 p.m. end time  

The tentative curriculum will include the following subjects: 

The training will conclude with a mock bargaining session and debrief on Thursday morning.