UE’s 78th Convention was held from September 17-21 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, with the theme “Building Strike Power.”
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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.”