The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is very excited to invite you to join us at the WSLC’s 2023 Constitutional Convention beginning on July 18 - July 20. Please submit your registration by June 13th by completing the form below. Please include your shirt size and if you wish to be a Delegate or Alternate. WPEA currently has seven Delegate and seven Alternate positions.
Under the theme “Stronger Jobs, Better Communities,” the 2023 Convention will explore how unions can leverage today’s surge in labor interest and popularity to grow their membership, build worker power, and improve our communities. Speakers and workshops will cover a variety of topics that will be of interest to union leaders, staffers, and rank-and-file members.
Alternate As an alternate attendee to the conference, you will be expected to be professional and timely in your attendance to all components of the conference. You will have educational breakout opportunities each afternoon and you should actively participate to learn. As mentioned above, you should ensure that you read all resolution submissions before the conference begins. In the event that something happens and one of the delegates is not able to attend the conference on Thursday, you should expect to fill their role as a delegate.
Delegate Your role as a delegate is the same as all the items listed for alternates, with the inclusion of your duties on Thursday. On Thursday, during a full parliamentary procedure meeting, all resolutions will be presented for support or opposition. Delegates vote individually but you will have other WPEA members and staff to confer with and advise you if needed. Additional FAQ:
Delegates and alternates will pick up their credentials at conference, along with their tickets to the COPE BBQ and banquet dinner.
WPEA will reimburse for round trip mileage to the event.
WPEA will purchase COPE BBQ tickets for all attending.
The Banquet is part of the conference and provides dinner that evening.
The COPE BBQ and Banquet are the dinner meals for those evenings. ( Other dinner foods purchased will not be reimbursed.)
Those attending must use leave time from work. (WPEA does not reimburse leave for WSLC conference.)
Hotel fees will be paid by the WPEA
A credit card for the incidental charge will be provided by the WPEA. (Any charges made to the room will be deducted from the members reimbursement.)
The parking fee at the hotel will be paid by the WPEA.