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Agenda for WSLC Convention in Wenatchee

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14-wslc-convention-logoWENATCHEE — On Tuesday, July 22, the 2014 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO will begin at the Coast Wenatchee Hotel and Convention Center. Click here to learn about some important convention-related activities happened before the convention begins.

Following is the tentative agenda (subject to change):

MONDAY, JULY 21

5:30 – 8 p.m. —  Trade Sections Reception – Orchard South

6 – 8 p.m. — Early Registration – Main Lobby

TUESDAY, JULY 22

7:30 a.m. — Registration Begins – Main Lobby
Convention Office Opens – Blossom/Harvest Room
Sergeants-at-Arms/Rules & Order of Business Breakfast – Riverside Room

8 – 8:45 — New Delegate Workshop – Orchard South

9 — Opening Plenary – Grand Apple Ballroom
Invocation; Greetings from Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz; Welcome, VP Introductions and Flag Salute

9:30 — President’s Comments — Jeffrey Johnson

9:45 — Educating Our Members and the Community: Labor Education Recognition

10:05 — Affordable Care Act and Beyond – Health Care Is a Human Right (Panel)

10:45 — Bruce Brennan Award

10:55 — Climate Change and Job Creation (Panel)

11:30 — Credentials Report; Elsie Schrader Award; Late Resolutions Accepted

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2012 Convention photo. (Click to enlarge.)

11:45 — Convention photograph in courtyard

12:15 p.m. — Convention Committees Meet (feel free to grab lunch on your own and bring it to these meetings):

Resolutions – Gold Delicious
Card & Label – Fuji 3 & 4
Legislative – Red Delicious

1:30 – 3 — Workshops:

We Want You to Serve on Boards and Commissions – Orchard South
Solidarity Stories: The Wash. State Workers’ Rights Manual and the Making of Justice – Orchard North
Race, Gender and LGBTQ Liberation in the Working Class: Our History, Our Future – Gala 1-2-3

3 – 4 — Constitution Committee – Gala 4

3:15 – 4:45 — Workshops:

Common Sense Economics – Orchard South
Washington State Blue Green Alliance – Orchard North
The Affordable Care Act and Beyond – Gala 1-2-3

4 – 4:30 — Grievance Committee (if needed) – Gala 4

5 – 5:30 — Statewide COPE – Fuji 1 & 2

5:30 – 8 — COPE Barbecue – Fountain Courtyard

8 – 11 p.m. — Karaoke – Fountain Courtyard

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

7:30 a.m. — Trade Section Meetings w/Continental Breakfast

Maritime Section – Gold E
Food & Beverage Section – Gold W
Building & Construction Trades Section – Fuji 4
Miscellaneous Trade Section – Red Delicious
Industrial Trade Section – Gala 1-2-3

9 — Convention Reconvenes – Grand Apple Ballroom
Invocation and Flag Salute

9:15 — Keynote Speaker – Sarita Gupta, National Jobs with Justice

9:35 — Union Values (Panel)

10:05 — Mother Jones Awards (Individual and Union)

10:20 — 20 Years After NAFTA

11:00 — Comprehensive Immigration Reform and Naturalization

11:30 — Dow Constantine, King County Executive

11:45 — MayWorks Winning Video

11:55 — Respects to Fallen Workers/Memorial Service

Noon — President’s Club Luncheon w/Dow Constantine – Orchard South

1:30 – 3 p.m. — Workshops:

When Disaster Strikes! Navigating Resources to Recover from Job Loss – Gold Delicious
Common Sense Economics – Orchard North
New Organizing, Immigration Reform, and Naturalization: Building a Stronger Labor Movement – Gala 1-2-3
A Mural of Labor History – Fuji 1-2-3

3:15 – 4:45 — Workshops:

Retirement Security Innovations – Gold Delicious
How to Keep Union Records – Orchard North
Open Shop/Closed Communities – Gala 1-2-3
How Will I Find Someone to Do This? A Worker’s Guide to Volunteer Recruitment – Fuji 1-2-3

6 – 7 — Reception – Red Lobby

6 – 9:30 — Women’s Committee Silent Auction – Red Lobby

7 – 9 — Banquet – Orchard Exhibit Hall
Final Awards and comedian Peggy Platt

THURSDAY, JULY 24

9 a.m. — Convention Reconvenes – Grand Apple Ballroom
Invocation and Flag Salute

9:15 — Working America Presentation

9:30 — Ramon Torres, President, Famílias Unídas

9:35 — Statewide COPE Action

Resolutions

Noon-ish — Convention Ends

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