USW Paper Sector Bargaining Conference


paper-signWe are pleased to announce our 6th USW Paper Sector Bargaining Conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA on April 1-3, 2014.  Delegates should plan for arrival on Monday, March 31 and for departure after 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. There will be an evening registration on Monday, March 31 and a morning registration on Tuesday, April 1 with meetings beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

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The quality of future agreements depends on your participation at this Conference. The Conference theme “Solidarity, Success and Progress” refers to the formula that has been the foundation of our sectoral accomplishments, but that also recognizes the challenges that lie ahead of us.

The agenda will include plenary presentations, council meetings, and panels where we can share our ideas, highlight opportunities around health and safety issues, and hone our skills.  As you can see, the active participation of your Local is critical to setting and then implementing our aims of the USW Paper Sector.

Conference Registration

In order to cover conference costs, a registration fee of $100.00 per participant has been set.

To assist in planning, we ask that you register in advance through one of these three options:  (1) internet; (2) fax; or (3) regular mail (see particulars below).  The Registration Form must be completed and returned by March 10, 2014.

Registration alternatives:

(1)    On-Line Registration.  Once you complete the On-Line Registration Form, mail your registration fees to USW, c/o Mona Weatherington, 3340 Perimeter Hill Drive, Nashville, TN  37211.
(2)    Complete the Registration Form and fax to Mona Weatherington at (615) 831-6792 and mail your fees to the address above in (1).
(3)    Mail your completed Registration Form and appropriate fee(s) to the address above in (1).

Hotel Information

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  The room rate is $119.00 per night – the room rate increases $10.00 for each additional person per room.  Please note that this hotel is non-smoking.  The deadline for hotel reservations is March 10, 2014.  Delegates should make their own reservations (refer to the "USW: Paper Bargaining Conference" block) by calling 1-800-WESTIN1

The Westin is now sold out. We have set up overflow guestrooms at a rate of $129.00 per night. When making a reservation ask for the USW PAPER block

HOTEL: Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Hotel Direct: 412-281-7100 - Reservations: 800-843-6664
Discount reservation link

HOTEL: Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh
600 Commonwealth Place;
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Hotel Direct: 412-391-4600 - Reservations: 800-996-3486
Discount reservation link

When contacting the Wyndham by phone ask for USW PAPER block discount code #03276781UN.

Airline Information

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 2014 Paper Conference, code 2014PAPER.  Please call between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 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.

We look forward to discussing the state of the paper sector, our advances, our challenges and charting a course for action with you at the Conference.