2023 Rapid Response, Legislative and Policy Conference


Click here to download the call letter as a PDF.

After three long years, we are excited to announce the 2023 Rapid Response and Legislative Conference will be held from June 11-14, 2023, in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. 

Every time we walk into our workplaces or negotiate a contract, laws and policies impact us. Elected officials are making decisions on these issues every day. The question is, will those decisions benefit us or do us harm? 

Getting involved in Rapid Response and our union’s legislative work brings our perspective to the table. By attending the conference, locals will gain knowledge on the key issues of today, learn how to share those issues with your broader membership, and build skills to help your local engage in actions that boost our union’s power to impact government decisions – whether that’s in Washington, in your state, or even your local community. 

Whether your local has attended this conference in the past or is contemplating attending for the first time, we welcome everyone to participate. We will hold sessions for advanced activists and those who are learning about Rapid Response and our union’s legislative work for the first time. The three-day event will include plenary sessions, workshops, opportunities to connect with other locals, meetings with your federal lawmakers, and more. 

We encourage every local to take part. We all have a stake. Rapid Response Coordinators, Team Members, and Local leadership are strongly encouraged to attend. 

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. 


Registration – Conference registration will take place on Sunday, June 11, from 2-6 p.m., and on Monday, June 12, from 7-9 a.m. 

Sunday, June 11 – Optional Orientation – For those who are interested, orientation will be held at 7:30 p.m. We will share strategies to navigate Washington, D.C. and Capitol Hill, find landmarks and restaurants, and learn about the conference. This is particularly helpful for first time conference attendees. 

Monday, June 12 & Tuesday, June 13– The conference will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday. General sessions and workshops will continue throughout Monday and Tuesday. 

Wednesday, June 14 – Lobby Meetings and Closing Reception – In the morning, we will head to Capitol Hill for a day of fighting for our agenda and meeting with elected officials. That evening is a special, laid back closing reception in appreciation of your hard work. 


Please pre-register online, by mail, or by fax before May 22, 2023.

There will be a discounted early-bird registration fee of $225 per delegate if registered before April 17, 2023. If registering after that date, the regular fee will be $275.

Checks should be made payable to USW Secretary-Treasurer.

Please be sure to specify your shirt size on your registration. Although not a guarantee, this will help us order properly. 

Online registration

Click here to register online.

Payment can be made online or by mailing a check to:

United Steelworkers Rapid Response
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Mail Registration

Click here to download the paper registration form.

Mail the completed registration form and your check to:

United Steelworkers Rapid Response
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

Fax Registration

Click here to download the paper registration form.

Fax the completed registration form to the USW Rapid Response Department at 412-562-2266, then mail checks to United Steelworkers Rapid Response: 

United Steelworkers Rapid Response
60 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 



A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Attendees should make their hotel reservations by calling the hotel and referring to the conference code, G-USWK.

If you prefer to book online, click here.

The hotel will accept reservations until May 19, 2023. To ensure availability, please make your reservations as soon as possible. 

The room rate is $279 a night plus tax. A credit card will be needed to reserve the room. If a reservation must be cancelled, please do so 48 hours before arrival or your card will be charged. Check-in is 4 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. Hotel parking is valet-only at a discounted conference rate of $39 daily. 

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill 
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW 
Washington, D.C. 20001
Direct Number: 202-737-1234.
Reservations: 1-877-233-1234 (Conference code: G-USWK)  

Note: For any guests pre-paying by check, please send full payment including tax to the address above, Attn: Jessica Frazee. Checks should be made out to Hyatt Regency Washington. Checks will need to include the guest’s name as well as the corresponding confirmation number, and should arrive no later than one month in advance of check-in date. Guests will still need to bring a credit card for incidentals if they wish to have charges routed to their rooms. 

Air Transportation

In cooperation with Direct Travel, we have made special arrangements for air transportation to the conference. Reservations may be made by calling 1-877-499-1149 and selecting prompt “4” (group meetings). When calling, please identify yourself as a participant in the 2023 Rapid Response and Legislative Conference.

Please call between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday; otherwise, an after-hours transaction fee of $16 will apply if the call is outside of these regular business hours. 


Join our conference mobile alerts by texting USWRR2023 to 69866 (standard messaging and data rates may apply). 

If you have any questions regarding the registration process or conference details, please contact the Rapid Response Department at 412-562-2291.

We look forward to your local’s participation in what promises to be a very exciting conference.