USPA - 50 Years of Telling the Steelworker Story


You are hereby notified that the Triennial Conference of the United Steelworkers Press Association (USPA) will be held at the Wyndham Grand Downtown in Pittsburgh, PA, June 20-24, 2016.

A reception and registration of delegates and observers will be held Monday, June 20 at 6 p.m. at the hotel. The opening session of the conference is set for 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 21. In addition to training, we also will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the USPA.

The USPA welcomes and encourages all United Steelworkers locals that wish to promote local union communications to attend this event. Local unions are welcome to send as many observers as they like, and are encouraged to send members who are participating in the USW’s Next Generation young workers program.

Only USPA members are eligible to be voting delegates who will participate in the election of officers, and to vote on any proposed by-law changes or motions placed before the body. Locals can join the USPA for free by downloading a membership form online by clicking here.

The program will include workshops, a variety of speakers and a day of action. Official business will also include the election of USPA Executive Board members for terms of office.

Click here for the call letter in English. Click here for the call letter in French.


The registration fee for the conference is $250 per person and includes one ticket to the USPA reception. Additional tickets will be available to purchase at registration. To register and make payment, click here.

If you wish to pay by check, register first online, then send a copy of your registration and a check made payable to "USW Secretary-Treasurer” to:

USPA Registrations
60 Blvd. of the Allies
7th Floor, New Media Office
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Your registration will not be final until payment has been received. All fees are due by June 10, 2016.

Hotel Information

Rooms are available for a standard rate of $105 per night, plus taxes, at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, 600 Commonwealth Place, Pittsburgh, PA. To make your hotel reservation, please call 1-888-317-0197 and specify that you are attending the USW USPA Conference. The cutoff date to obtain the group rate is May 26, 2016. To make hotel reservations online, click here.

Travel Information

In cooperation with Professional Travel, we have made special arrangements for air transportation. Reservations may be made by calling 1-877-499-1149. When calling, please identify yourself as a participant in the USW USPA Conference, code 2016USPACF. Please call between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday; otherwise, an after-hours transaction fee of $16 will apply.

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.

For additional conference information call Lori Bookwood, at (412) 562-4334.

Official Awards Contest Rules, Categories and Entry Form

USPA members are encouraged to submit entries for the 2016 Awards Contest sponsored by the United Steelworkers Press Association (USPA) and the United Steelworkers (USW). Please read all the rules before submitting your entries.

Click here for a copy of the Awards Contest Rules, Categories and Entry Form.