District 1 Lobby Day: Ohio


Making sure our legislators know who we are and what we need from them is a central part of the work we do in Rapid Response. We know nobody can do that better than our members. That’s why we are excited to announce the 2024 District 1 Ohio Lobby Day and Training.

Join us April 30 – May 1, 2024 at the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square located 75 East State Street in Columbus, Ohio.

We’ll have a full day of lobby training, followed by a day at the State Capitol meeting with legislators and elected officials about issues affecting Steelworkers.

Whether you are a new Rapid Response activist or a seasoned one, a Next Gen looking to more involved, or a Woman of Steel, this event is for you.

The success of the labor movement depends on our ability to build power through activism. Legislative engagement is one of the most immediate ways to fight against the efforts of employers to erode hard-fought workers’ rights. Through one-on-one conversations with our elected officials, we will show our representatives that we are prepared to fight for, and protect, the things that make the working class stable and strong.


Never lobbied before? That’s alright!

On Tues., April 30, at 9 a.m., we will hold a Rapid Response and lobbying training class for all delegates.

In this class, you will learn about the USW’s Rapid Response program, the ins and outs of lobbying. We will go over all the issues we plan to lobby our state legislators on, and we’ll hear from leaders from the USW and the Ohio AFL-CIO. Lunch will be provided.

On Wed., May 1, we will head to the Statehouse to meet with our legislators; and we will meet back at that the Sheraton to debrief after the meetings.

Delegate Registration Form

Click here to download the regisytration form as a PDF.

The registration form needs to be completed in its entirety and returned no later than April 1, 2024.

Please mail, e-mail or fax the completed form to:

Lori Gutekunst
USW District 1
20600 Eureka Rd.-Ste. 300
Taylor, MI 48180
Fax No. 734-285-2070

The information provided will assist us in planning for conference space, materials and meals. It will also be used to schedule lobby day meetings. 

Hotel Information and Parking

A limited number of rooms has been reserved at the special rate of $169 per night plus tax for the nights of April 29 through May 1.

A larger amount of rooms has been reserved for the night of Tuesday, April 30, also at the special rate of $169 per night, plus tax.

The hotel will guarantee this rate until the cutoff date of March 30, 2024.

To make your hotel reservation, you may contact the hotel reservation line at 1-800-325-3535 or the direct link is Book your group rate for United Steel Workers . Tell the hotel you are from the United Steelworkers to receive the special rate.

Daily parking is available at the hotel at the rate of $15 per day and parking is $40 for overnight guests.

Delegate Expenses

As usual all lost time and expenses are the responsibility of the local union which includes travel and hotel stays.

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding our upcoming Conference, please contact Sue Browne at (269) 838-5956 or sbrowne@usw.org. We look forward to seeing everyone.