The Region IV Conference, held in Chicago in August, was the final regional gathering of UWUA rank-and-file members and officers
From coast-to-coast, hundreds of members participated in the 2016 Regional Conferences, whose theme was “Repower Our Local Unions: Fighting Today for a Better Tomorrow.” They are now armed with the tools they need to build the power of the union in the workplace and in their communities.
Conference evaluations and post-conference discussions were so positive that the National Union will be conducting “Mini Regional Conferences” before the October 2017 Power for America Conference.
Although 2016 is an election year, the conferences primarily focused on the nuts and bolts of collective bargaining, grievance handling, internal organizing, communications, corporate campaigns, time management, community alliances, and financial training.
Next year, members from around the country will again come together for the biennial Power For America Conference in October 2017.