Over 3,000 elected United Steelworkers (USW) local union leaders from across North America will meet with top international officers and executive board members for an International Convention Aug. 15 to Aug. 18, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The local union leaders are from a wide range of industries including metals, mining, rubber, paper and forestry, oil refining, chemicals plus education, office, technical and service workers in health care, security, hotels and municipal governments and agencies.
The theme of the convention is “Stand Up, Fight Back.”
Convention proceedings begin on Monday, Aug. 15. USW International President Leo W. Gerard will deliver his opening keynote address at approximately 10:30 a.m., following an invocation and the national anthems of the United States and Canada.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will address the convention at 2:30 p.m. that afternoon following a video greeting from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D-Nev) ... more