District 11 Conference

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Click here to download the Call Letter as a PDF.

The Eleventh Conference of District 11 will be held April 26-29, 2020, at:

The Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa
777 N.W. Argosy Casino Parkway
Riverside, MO 64150 April 26-29, 2020.

This conference is called for the purpose of giving reports on activities of the District, electing committee members and dealing with such other matters as may be within the scope of activities within District 11.

DELEGATE REPRESENTATION

The delegates to the Conference shall be elected directly from the Local Unions which they represent, and each delegate shall have one (1) vote for each one hundred (100) members or less, and one (1) additional vote for each one hundred (100) members or majority fraction thereof.

EXAMPLES:

Representation shall be based upon the average of the paid and exonerated membership of the Local Union for three months during 2019. Every Local Union is encouraged to be represented by delegates to the Conference. No person shall be eligible to be a delegate who is not a member in good standing of the United Steelworkers District 11. 

If a local union is sending the maximum amount of delegates as stated above and have members who would like to attend the Conference, they can be sent as observers. Observers have the right to attend the Conference during regular sessions, but would not have any right to vote or participate in any debates. They will also be subject to the registration fee mentioned below.

CREDENTIALS 

The Director of the United Steelworkers District 11 shall furnish the Local Union with a Delegate Registration Form and credential blanks which must be attested as required on the blanks. The credential shall be retained by the delegates and the registration form along with a $150 registration fee per each delegate forwarded to:

United Steelworkers District 11
3433 Broadway Street NE, Suite 315
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55413

No registration form will be accepted later than April 3, 2020.

Click here to download the registration form. | Click here for the credential blank. 

DELEGATES

Delegates to the Conference must be elected at an official meeting of a Local Union or by a referendum ballot election, after this Call for the Conference is received and has been read to the Local Union. The Recording Secretary shall issue a notice, signed by the Recording Secretary and President of the Local Union, at least three (3) days prior to such meeting or election, stating that delegates are to be elected on a certain day.  Delegates must receive a plurality vote of members voting.

When a delegate’s credential is to be contested, a notice of such contest shall be sent to the Director of the United Steelworkers District 11, not later than ten (10) days prior to the date for convening of the Conference.  Any delegate whose credential is contested may be unseated at any time during the Conference.

RESOLUTIONS

Resolutions shall pertain to District matters only. Resolutions dealing with other than District matters will be referred to the appropriate Industry Conference for consideration. Resolutions bearing on different subjects must be typewritten on separate papers and only on one side of the paper.  They must be properly signed by the President and Recording Secretary of the Local Union and impressed with the Local Union seal; otherwise they will not be considered official.  Resolutions shall be limited to the objectives set forth in the Call for this Conference.  All resolutions shall be sent to the District office no later than April 3, 2020 at:

United Steelworkers District 11
3433 Broadway Street NE, Suite 315
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55413

WAGES AND EXPENSES OF DELEGATES

Each Local Union shall pay all costs of its delegates while in attendance to the Conference as well as transportation to and from the Conference.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

A block of rooms has been reserved at the special rate of $124 per night for single or double occupancy. Delegates attending the Conference should make their hotel reservations in advance by directly calling the Argosy at 1-800-270-7711.  Mention the “United Steelworkers District 11” room block to receive the $124.00 rate plus 10.85% tax. There is also an additional daily $12.00 Amenity Fee that will be applied per room night. 

Reservations must be made with the hotel no later than March 31, 2020. 

There is ample parking in the lot by the hotel and the daily amenity fee includes complimentary wi-fi in the guest rooms as well as other conveniences.

TRAVEL

Transportation from the Kansas City airport is available by taxi, Uber, Lyft or the Super Shuttle. Reservations can be made for the Super Shuttle by calling (800) 258-3826 or by going online to www.supershuttle.com. The Argosy does not provide a shuttle to and from the airport. 

REGISTRATION

Registration of delegates will commence at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, 2020.  All delegates should register at this time if at all possible.  The registration fee is $150 per delegate.  A welcome reception will take place on Sunday from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (after registration).  There will also be a banquet dinner on Monday evening, April 27, 2020.  Further information will be available at registration.

Click here for to download a special dietary meal request you can submit with your registration and credentials.