31st Constitutional Convention – Official Call

31st Constitutional Convention -- OFFICIAL CALL -- Las Vegas, Nevada, July 24 – 27, 2019

Convention Call

TO: All Local Unions and Councils of the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO

ARTICLE XV, SECTION 1, of the Constitution of the Utility Workers Union of America, provides for the convening of our Constitutional Convention during the summer of 2019. Therefore, you are hereby notified that the 31st Constitutional Convention of the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO will be convened at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. The Convention will continue in session on a day-by-day basis on July 25, 26 and 27, 2019.

Your attention is directed to Article XV of the Constitution of the Utility Workers Union of America. Article XV sets forth the rules governing the 31st Constitutional Convention. The National Officers and Executive Board members will be elected at this Convention. Therefore, all Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the Convention must be elected by secret ballot in accordance with The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 (LMRDA) and in accordance with Article XV of the UWUA Constitution. You may contact the UWUA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to obtain a copy of the procedure governing distribution of campaign literature by the UWUA at the expense of a candidate for election to National Office. The president and secretary of each local union must certify that all delegates and alternate delegates to the Convention have been properly elected. Article XV of the Constitution and Section 401 of the LMRDA, 29 U.S.C. 481, are reprinted in their entirety following this Convention Call.

UWUA Committees’ Joint Summit to be Held and 2019 Utility Worker National Hero to be Awarded

This year UWUA Committees (Human Rights Advisors, Safety Committee, Women’s Caucus and Young Workers Initiative Committee) will present a joint summit to discuss issues in our industries. 

Presented for the first time in 2015, this year’s convention will again include the Utility Worker Heroes Recognition honoring members who have performed heroic acts during their work day or at union related activities. Contact your local for details.