Health Care Workers Council Conference


Click here to download the call letter as a PDF.

The 2023 USW HCWC Conference will be held July 23-27 in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Health Care Workers Council Conference is an important part of our International Union’s commitment to support our healthcare worker members through education, collective bargaining, legislative action, and organizing. Local union leaders are strongly encouraged to send representation from each healthcare bargaining unit.

The agenda is designed to empower attendees with the tools necessary to engage rank and file health care workers and build an ever stronger Health Care Workers Council.

Classes will be selected as part of the registration process. Please register early in order to reserve your space in your preferred classes. Once the class is full, you will need to select an alternative class.

Each workshop will be repeated three times and seating is limited.

Click here to for a list of workshops being offered and their description. 

If you have any questions regarding the registration process or conference details, please contact Julie Lidstone at or (412) 562-2307. 

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

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.


Click here to register online.

Early bird registration for the conference is $175 and must be completed by May 15, 2023. After May 15, the registration fee will be $200.

Registration fees may be paid online via credit card or via a mailed check. U.S. locals may pay by eCheck.

Registration will close on Friday, June 23, 2023.


The Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Click here to reserve your room online.

You will be responsible for making your own room reservations. The cost per room is $129 a night plus taxes and fees.

To obtain the group rate, you can reserve online or call 1-800-THE-OMNI and ask for the USW HEALTHCARE block.

In order to receive group rate, reservations must be completed by June 23, 2023.


In cooperation with Direct Travel, we have made special arrangements for air transportation to the conference. You are responsible for making your reservations.

Please call 1-877-499-1149 and select prompt “4” (group meetings). When calling, please identify yourself as a participant in a USW meeting or conference. Please call between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday; otherwise, an after-hours transaction fee of $40 will apply if the call is outside of these regular business hours. 

Transportation Options from Airport to Downtown Pittsburgh

Rideshare/Cab: ZTrip, Uber and Lyft can pick up and drop off passengers at the Pittsburgh International Airport. Services may be accessed through smartphone apps; ZTrip can also be reached by phone at (412) 777-7777. Pick up is at the designated area outside of Door #4 on the commercial arrivals curb. Estimated fare to downtown Pittsburgh is approximately $40.

Public Transportation: Pittsburgh Regional Transit offers public bus service to and from Pittsburgh International Airport via the 28X Airport Flyer, which runs twice an hour, from 4 a.m. until midnight, seven days a week. Pickup is outside lower level Door #2. The fare between the airport and downtown is $2.75 each way. Note: Exact change is required and no credit cards are accepted on vehicles. Credit cards are accepted at the ticket vending machine in Baggage Claim inside Door #2.