2024 WSLC Convention

Welcome to the 2024 Convention page!

This page will become your “convention bag,” stuffed with all the information that delegates and guests need to get the most out of the 2024 Constitutional Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, which will be held July 16-18 at the Coast Wenatchee Hotel and Convention Center. In the coming weeks, we will be posting the tentative convention agenda, rules, proposed resolutions, workshop descriptions, forms, and everything else you need. This page will be continually updated, so keep checking back — and refreshing the page — as we add materials and information.

 


Get READY

 

●  REGISTER NOW! — Online registration is now open for the WSLC’s 2024 Constitutional Convention. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Rashea Dickey at rdickey@wslc.org.

●  RESERVE YOUR ROOM — The WSLC is proud to patronize a Union-represented hotel, the Coast Wenatchee Hotel & Convention Center. We have a room block and recommend that you reserve your rooms early, as the block will fill up quickly. You must identify that you are with the WSLC group to receive the $138 nightly rate. Reservations may be made with the Front Office at (509) 662-1234 or via email fom@wenatcheecenter.com. The Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel will confirm room reservations directly with guests. Deposits are refundable if cancellation is made at least 48 hours in advance. Room reservations must be made by June 24, after which rooms will be returned to general rates.

Room reservations are also available at the Red Lion Hotel Wenatchee City Center. Discounted room reservations are available (group: WA State Labor Council Conference – group code: WAST0716) for reservations made through June 18. Reserve a room online or by phone by calling the hotel at 509-663-0711 and press 0

●  COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL — The health and safety of everyone in attendance remains a priority. The WSLC encourages all participants to self-test for COVID before attending the convention. The WSLC recommends that all adhere to the CDC-recommended COVID prevention measures, such as staying current on vaccination, frequent and thorough handwashing, and staying home (or in your hotel room) and testing if you develop symptoms – you can find a list of known COVID symptoms from the CDC. Masks are optional at convention.

●  OUR CONSTITUTION — Check out the WSLC Constitution and Bylaws to understand the structure and organization of the council and its annual conventions.

●  RULES — The proposed Convention Standing Rules and Order of Business will be posted here soon. These rules will be considered and voted upon by the convention body on Tuesday.

●  NEW DELEGATES — If you are a first-time delegate, check out the New Delegate page to find out what the WSLC is, what it does, and your role at this convention. We encourage you to attend the New Delegate workshop at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16 (Room TBA) before the convention begins on Day 1 to get acquainted with the agenda, traditions and events associated with the convention.

 


Tentative AGENDA

 

Check back for the Tentative Agenda.

 


Convention WORKSHOPS

 

On Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons, the WSLC will offer hands-on interactive workshops on workers’ compensation, labor law updates, union diversity, political action, digital organizing, and much more. Check back for the Workshop Schedule and Descriptions, and make plans to attend the sessions of most interest to you.

 


Convention COMMITTEES

 

Delegates appointed to serve on the following committees will be notified prior to convention. Check back for a list of committee assignments for the following committees (the Tentative Agenda will indicate where/when they meet):

  • Sergeant-at-Arms
  • Rules
  • Constitution
  • Resolutions
  • Legislative
  • Labels & Lists
  • Grievance

In addition, by WSLC Constitution, each affiliated local union is entitled to membership in one or more of the following Trade Sections:

  • Building Trades
  • Food & Beverage
  • Industrial Unions
  • Maritime & Transportation
  • Miscellaneous Trades

The Trade Sections meet at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17 to elect trustees, consider grants in support of organizing and defense efforts, and conduct other business. Check back here for the list of affiliated unions in each trade section.

 


Proposed RESOLUTIONS

 

Check back to see the Proposed Resolutions for the 2024 WSLC Constitutional Convention.

To be considered on time, all Proposed Resolutions must be postmarked and/or emailed to the Secretary Treasurer at ccarter@wslc.org no later than Monday, June 17. Copies of the submitted Proposed Resolutions will be emailed to all registered delegates by Tuesday, July 2. Any proposed resolutions received after June 17 will be marked late and will be considered only if two-thirds of convention delegates vote to do so.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Constitution, Resolutions, Legislative and Labels & Lists committees (see above) will meet to review and discuss Proposed Resolutions. These committee meetings are open to all delegates, but only those who have been assigned to serve as committee members will vote on whether to amend and/or recommend adoption of the resolutions. On Thursday, the committees will introduce each resolution to the convention floor for debate and action.

 


Convention EVENTS

 

●  Check back for details on convention events like the 2024 President’s Club Luncheon, COPE Barbecue, Women’s Committee luncheon, plus other fun activities.

 


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