UE’s 78th Convention will be held from September 17-21 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, with the theme “Building Strike Power.” The Convention Call and other documents were mailed to UE locals on May 17. See the links on the right side of the page (or below, on a mobile device) for information about online registration, hotel, transportation, workshops, and the local union subsidy program; the UE Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures; a guide to writing convention resolutions; and information about national officer elections.
The UE National Convention, held every two years, is the highest decision-making body in UE. It is composed of rank-and-file delegates elected by members of their local unions, plus five delegates from each Regional Council.
The Convention sets UE Policy for the coming two years — each local and regional council is encouraged to submit policy resolutions for consideration by the delegates. Following discussion and debate, delegates vote to adopt resolutions. Those that are accepted become the policy of the union.
The Convention also elects national officers, sets pay for officers and staff, and votes on any necessary changes to the union’s constitution. Learn more about UE conventions from our online pamphlet, “UE Aims and Structure.”