2022 Constitutional Convention

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Click to download the 2022 Convention Call Letter in English for U.S. Locals | in English for Canadian Locals | En Français

In accordance with Article VI, Section 1 of the Constitution of the International Union, you are hereby notified that the Constitutional Convention of the United Steelworkers will be held in the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, from August 8 through August 11, 2022.

The opening session will begin at 10 a.m., Mon., Aug. 8, 2022. It is anticipated that the official business of the Convention will conclude by 5 p.m. on Thur., Aug. 11, 2022.  Please schedule your travel arrangements to be in attendance until the work of the Convention is completed.

DATES: Mon., Aug. 8-Thurs., Aug. 11, 2022
LOCATION: MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, Las Vegas, NV, 89109

Article VI of the Constitution sets out the rules and procedures for the Convention, including the number of delegates per Local, the eligibility of members to be elected as delegates, the completion of the Credentials, the return of Credentials to the International Secretary-Treasurer, the contest of a delegate’s Credentials and the submission of resolutions to the Convention for consideration.

It is important that you refer to your copy of the Constitution of the International Union and make yourself familiar with the rules and procedures found in Article VI.  If you do not have a copy of the Constitution, you may obtain one by calling the Local Union Services Department at 412-562-2380.

REGISTER

Please note: in order to access the on-line delegate registration link, you must enter the local ID and code included in your local's convention call letter packet that was mailed to you.

An activity fee of $225 for all delegates has been set for this Convention. This fee is also applicable to any Local Union observers. You must include the activity fee of $225 with each delegate credential you submit. Delegate status will not be granted until the activity fee is received.

As with fees for District Conferences and other District events such as Education Conferences, the fee will be used to help defray the cost of Convention related souvenirs and provided food and beverages.

If you do not register online please be certain to carefully fill out an Original and a Duplicate Credential for each delegate that your Local Union has elected, with the correct signatures and the Local Union Seal applied.

We have included a line on the Credential Form for delegate phone numbers and email addresses. This information is requested so we can provide each delegate with updates and additional information related to the Convention. Return original Credentials in the supplied Credential return envelope. Duplicates are to be retained by the delegates.

Please be sure that each completed Credential form is accompanied by the correct fee ($225). Checks should be made payable to the United Steelworkers.

HOTEL

The MGM Grand Hotel strongly recommends that reservations be made on-line and charges be paid via credit card.

The deadline to book hotel reservations is July 1, 2022. The nightly rate will be $128 for single or double occupancy.

All rooms are subject to a $25 per night resort fee. Currently the room tax is 13.38% per night.

If you are unable to make reservations on-line or need to pay for your accommodations via check, please contact the MGM Grand Hotel at 1-877-880-0880 and an agent will assist you.

Please note: any payments by check must reach the hotel no later than June 15, 2022. All requests are based upon hotel availability; however, the hotel will do their best to honor all requests.

COVID 19 PROTOCOLS

In order to keep our delegates as safe as possible, the USW has established COVID protocols and guidelines for the Convention. These include guidelines regarding attendance and masking.

Please be aware that all attendees must provide either proof of an accepted COVID-19 full vaccination or results of a negative qualifying COVID-19 test administered no more than 72 hours prior to hotel check-in. No test results will be accepted if the test was self-administered and self-read. Face masks will be required at all indoor events, regardless of vaccination status.

Please be aware that federal, state or local requirements may change quickly, particularly as they relate to air travel. Please be sure to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Public Health Agency of Canada websites and this page as we get closer to Convention for detailed protocols and guidelines and any updated information.