2017 Young Workers Conference
June 9-10
, UM-D Fairlane Center North Building, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI, 48126


1. STEWARD AND COMMITTEE TRAINING: Whether a new Steward or Committeeperson or an experienced one, this class offers an opportunity to learn and share information on responding to our members’ gripes and grievances.

2. BASIC UNIONISM: There is something for everybody in the labor movement, and in this class. For new members or members that never received an orientation, Basic Unionism covers the broad questions of how and why we do what we do. Show up, stand up, and be counted.

3. PUBLIC SPEAKING AND COMMUNICATION:  Get up and speak up! If you’re active in the union, or want to become active, sooner or later you’re going to have to get up and speak up. Learn to put together a brief speech, one that will move your listeners and get attention in a good way.

4. LOCAL UNION ADMINISTRATION: Whether you just got elected or have been in office for years, this class will teach you the laws, rules and guidelines we all live by in the labor movement. Federal, State laws as well as Constitution and By-Laws will be covered in this class.

5. STEWARD AND COMMITTEE TRAINING, Section B: So many people wanted to take this class, we opened a second section! Please see description for Workshop 1, above.

6. ELECTRONIC AND PRINT MEDIA: Our favorite class, this one will look at all of the new ways to communicate electronically, and also explore print media that pops, reaches out and grabs you.


REGISTRATION COST is $560.00. Registration form and payment should reach us by May 24, 2017. If you are eligible, UAW-Ford, -GM, and -Chrysler tuition assistance programs cover $500.00 tuition; you or your workplace must include the $60 meal payment with your registration. Meal payment is mandatory for all registrants. Register early for the best chance at your 1st choice workshop!


You must turn in your approved tuition voucher or written tuition approval before the conference or risk having to pay your full balance due, in cash at check-in.  Call 313-583-6400 to pay with VISA, MasterCard, or Discover.


CONFIRMATIONS of receipt of registrations are now sent by email so be sure to include yours CLEARLY WRITTEN on the registration form.

DATES      Check-in is Friday, June 9, 2017, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. Classes run until approximately 5:00 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.


PLACE   All workshops and general sessions are held at the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Fairlane Center, 19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, Michigan 48126.

HOTEL   A limited block of rooms has been arranged at the Edward Hotel, 600 Town Center Drive, Dearborn. To reserve your room, call 313-592-3622 and mention the Young Workers’ Conference to ensure the special group rate of $99 per night, single/double.

CANCELLATION/REFUND    Wednesday, May 31, 2017, is the last date to withdraw for refund.   No-shows or late cancellations must pay full price; see Registration Cost for details.  You will be charged unless you call us at 313.583.6400 by 4 pm, May 31, to cancel. There is no charge for substitutions, but they must be received by May 31.

Limited number of partial scholarships available - Download the application Here or call us.