Thank you for volunteering to attending the WSLC Convention! The 66th Annual Convention beginning onTuesday July 18, 2023 at 9:00am at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport. We anticipate convention business to be completed by close of business on Thursday July 20.
The convention is July 18-20 in Seatac, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, Location of Hotel: 18740 International Blvd, Seatac, WA 98188
Hotel: Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport 18740 International Blvd, Seatac, WA
Check in: 3pm or after on July 17th Check Out: 11am, Thursday the 20th If you have any issues checking in, Mark Baca will be onsite (360) 556-3669 Roles: Both The WSLC will send the resolutions to be voted on at the convention to your email by July 3, 2023. Please familiarize yourself with the resolutions prior to the event. Additional information will come from WSLC, but if you have any questions please reach out to Dana Spain (email@example.com).
Your Role: 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 two educational breakout opportunities each afternoon and you should actively participate to learn. You will be expected to have an awesome time at the COPE BBQ and to join in the celebration at the reception banquet! 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. Each attendee of the conference will also have a post-conference questionnaire to complete.
*In the event that you are called to fill a delegate position at the last minute, the WPEA will pay for any time-loss at work for the extra day you may miss.
Your Role: 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.
The Convention: Begins: Tuesday, July 18 @ 9:00am
Breakfast: There is a restaurant at the hotel and per diem from WPEA will cover the cost up to $19. An expense form is attached. Lunch: Feel free to enjoy lunches out and about in Sea Tac. If you wish to have lunch with WPEA employee, they will expense your lunch on their card. If you wish to do lunch on your own, the per diem rate is $22. An expense form is attached.
Tuesday night is the COPE BBQ. WPEA has purchased your ticket and a COPE button. The barbecue runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday July 19th, is the annual reception and banquet. The reception starts at 6:00 p.m. with dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m. The banquet is included in the registration fee.
Delegates and alternates will pick up their credentials at conference, along with their tickets to the COPE BBQ and banquet dinner.
Copies of submitted resolutions will be emailed to all registered delegates by July 3.
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.)
Breakfasts up to $19, Lunches will be reimbursed up to $22, Dinners covered by WPEA at the event
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.
The WSLC is proud to patronize a Union-represented hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport. 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 block rate. Reservations can be made by following this link or calling (888) 235-4465 and reference the group code: WSLC Annual Conference 2023. The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport will confirm room reservations directly with guests. Room reservations must be made by June 30, 2023, after which rooms not reserved will be returned to the general rate.
UNITE HERE, the Union of hospitality workers, is fighting for a just economic recovery from the pandemic. Some hotels have made daily room cleaning optional but housekeepers want to clean and sanitize rooms every day. Hotels shouldn’t use COVID-19 as an excuse to cut guest services and jobs. UNITE HERE estimates that ending daily housekeeping would eliminate up to 39% of all U.S. hotel housekeeping jobs and cost housekeepers – overwhelmingly women of color – $4.8 billion in annual lost wages. It also makes a housekeeper’s job even more painful, because rooms are much dirtier after days without cleaning. Workers and housekeepers are asking the community to opt into daily housekeeping whenever you stay at a hotel and use the Fair Hotel tipping guide. In general, Fair Hotel is a great resource for finding and information on supporting Union hotels.
We look forward to your participation in the 66th Annual Convention of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO!