March 31 & April 1, 2016 in Chicago
In 2008, a small but dedicated group of rail labor activists came together in Dearborn, MI to conduct the Founding Convention of Railroad Workers United. At that Convention, a set of bylaws was adopted, a series of resolutions passed, a name, slogan, logo and other trappings were agreed upon, and a Steering Committee elected.
Here we are nearly eight years and hundreds of members later, ready to celebrate our Fifth Biennial Convention! All members are encouraged to mark your calendars, make plans to attend, and pick your vacation for 2016 accordingly. Please join us in Chicago, Illinois — railroad capital of North America and the world — as we conduct a two-day series of workshops and discussions, consider bylaws changes, adopt resolutions and hear from a broad array of speakers from among our own ranks and from fellow workers both near and far.
The last convention’s discussions and workshops included the following: Supply Chain Logistics; Workplace Injuries and Safety Programs; Whistleblower Law; Organizing the Railroad Contract Sector; Railroad Crew Van Drivers Organize; Building the Campaign for a Safe Railroad; Korean Railway Workers Strike, “Rails Without Borders”; and Building North American Railroad Worker Solidarity.
We expect this convention to be a similar format, with numerous subjects of interest to North American rank & file rails. Please join us Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. Registration is just $50.00 and includes all materials plus coffee, snacks, lunch and the evening hospitality room for both Thursday and Friday.
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The RWU Convention is held in conjunction with the Biennial Labor Notes Conference. For information about the conference. . . CLICK HERE
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