District 1 Lobby Day: Michigan


Making sure our legislators know who we are and what we need from them is a central part of the work we do in Rapid Response. We know nobody can do that better than our members. That’s why we are excited to announce the 2024 District 1 Michigan Lobby Day and Training.

Join us April 23 - 24, 2024, in Lansing, Michigan at the DoubleTree by Hilton located at 111 North Grand Avenue, Lansing, Michigan 48933.

We’ll have a full day of lobby training, followed by a day at the State Capitol meeting with legislators and elected officials about issues affecting Steelworkers.

Whether you are a new Rapid Response activist or a seasoned one, a Next Gen looking to more involved, or a Woman of Steel, this event is for you.

The success of the labor movement depends on our ability to build power through activism. Legislative engagement is one of the most immediate ways to fight against the efforts of employers to erode hard-fought workers’ rights. Through one-on-one conversations with our elected officials, we will show our representatives that we are prepared to fight for, and protect, the things that make the working class stable and strong.


Never lobbied before? That’s alright!

On Tues., April 23, at 9 a.m., we will hold a Rapid Response and lobbying training class for all delegates.

In this class, you will learn about the USW’s Rapid Response program, the ins and outs of lobbying. We will go over all the issues we plan to lobby our state legislators on, and we’ll hear from leaders from the USW and the Michigan AFL-CIO. Lunch will be provided.

On Wed., April 24, we will head to the Statehouse to meet with our legislators; and we will meet back at that the DoubleTree to debrief after the meetings.

Click here to download the registration form as a PDF.

The registration form needs to be completed in its entirety and returned no later than April 8, 2024.

Please mail, e-mail or fax the completed form to:

Lori Gutekunst
USW District 1
20600 Eureka Rd.-Ste. 300
Taylor, MI 48180
Fax No. 734-285-2070

The information provided will assist us in planning for conference space, materials and meals. It will also be used to schedule lobby day meetings. 

Hotel Information and Parking

A block of rooms has been reserved at the special rate of $179 plus tax per night for Monday (April 22) through Wednesday (April 24) nights. The hotel will only hold rooms at this rate for reservations received by March 22, 2024.

To reserve your room, contact the hotel and let them know you are part of the United Steelworkers Training and use code “USW” to receive the discounted rate.

DoubleTree by Hilton
111 North Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

Reservations can also be made online by going to the “DoubleTree by Hilton Lansing” website and adding “USW” for the group code.

Complimentary airport shuttle service is available to and from Lansing’s Capitol Region International Airport for all conference attendees. Please make arrangements in advance with the hotel.

On-site valet parking is available at the rate of $28 per day for overnight guests.

Self-parking is also available on a space available, first come, first served basis in the city-owned ramp that is connected to the DoubleTree via a climate controlled pedway at the rate of $1.50 for each half hour up to a maximum of $15 per day.

Delegate Expenses

Each Local must bear the expenses of their attending participants, including lost time, travel, and hotel.

For questions regarding the conference, please contact Sue Browne at (269) 838-5956 or sbrowne@usw.org. We look forward to seeing everyone.