Info for the 2019 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference

The AFL-CIO’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department will host the 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference, January 18 – 21, 2019 at the Washington Hilton - 1919 Connecticut Ave Northwest, Washington, DC, 20009. This conference celebrates Dr. King’s life and his legacy of working to improve our lives and the lives of future generations.

The conference workshops and plenary sessions are focused on the labor movement's key priorities: raising wages, racial justice, voting rights, immigration, LGBTQ equality, criminal justice, education and a myriad of other issues affecting working families and our community.

Register for the conference today.

The fee for registrations is $275, Young Workers (35 and under) $225. A late registration fee of $300 is charged for those received after December 21.

Please note: late registrations are based on availability and cannot be guaranteed.

You are encouraged to use the conference website when making your hotel accommodations. Click on the Lodging tab on the registration page to reserve your room. You can also phone the hotel directly at 800-445-8667 and reference the group code MLK19. The room rate is $159 plus applicable taxes per night. This rate is available until December 22, or when the block is filled, whichever comes first.

Those who plan to attend should make their hotel reservations as soon as possible as rooms for this conference sell out quickly. The hotel offers self-parking and valet parking for an additional charge.

In accordance with our established policy, your Local Union must bear the entire expense to attend this conference. All USW staff must have approval from the appropriate District Director/Department Head prior to booking their travel and hotel reservations.

Register here to attend the MLK Conference.

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Jess Kamm at 412-562-6961

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Editor R.J. Hufnagel

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