AGENDA 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2018

8:00 A.M.        NEW ATTENDEES ORIENTATION – Capitol View Terrace North

10:00 A.M.      CALL TO ORDER – Rick Levy, President, Texas AFL-CIO

                        PRESENTATION OF COLORS OATH OF ALLEGIANCE –  
                        
Travis County Sheriff’s Honor Guard  

                         NATIONAL ANTHEM – Luz Zamora, Student, Southwestern University

                        INVOCATION Larry Sopchak, ILA 28  

                        WELCOME ADDRESS – Judy Cortez, President, Austin Central Labor Council
                                                                
Delia Garza, Austin City Council Member, District 2           
                                                                
Jeff Travillion, Travis County Commissioner, Precinct 1                              

APPOINTMENT OF CONVENTION OFFICERS  

                PHOTOGRAPHERS Alan Pogue
                                                    
Mark Maldonado, Digital Strategist, Texas AFL-CIO

                PARLIAMENTARIAN Martha Owen, Partner, Deats, Durst & Owen

                SERGEANTS-AT-ARMS – David Brown, CWA 6150 Retiree
                                                          
Alejandro Sills, son of Ed Sills, Communications Director, Texas AFL-CIO  
                                                          
Brian Veit, CWA
                                                          
Julia Kranzthor, YALL                                      

                DEDICATION OF 59th TEXAS AFL-CIO CONVENTION

                Rules Committee Report Lacy Wolf, Insulators
                
Credentials Committee Report Mike Mosteit, IBEW 66
                
Report of the President Rick Levy
                
Report of the Secretary-Treasurer – Montserrat Garibay

11:00 AM        SPEAKER:  Randy Bryce (Ironworkers Local 8), Candidate, U.S. Representative District 1, Wisconsin

11:15 AM        SPEAKER:  Eric Dean, President, International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers

11:30 AM        SPEAKER:  Terry Melvin, President, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

11:45 AM        SPEAKER:  Esther Lopez, International Secretary-Treasurer, United Food and
                                          
Commercial Workers

12:00 PM         LUNCH

                        DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING RESOLUTIONS

1:00 PM           CALL TO ORDER

HONORING HARVEY HEROES – Presented by Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO  

1:20 PM           PANEL:  “Women in Politics in this Day and Age”
                         
Moderator: Montserrat Garibay, Secretary-Treasurer, Texas AFL-CIO
                        
Panelists: Liz Shuler, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO
                                        
Hon. Nicole Collier, Texas House of Representatives, District 95
                                        Hon. Ina Minjarez, Texas House of Representatives, District 124 

2:05 PM          Gubernatorial Forum
                       
Moderator: Rick Levy, President, Texas AFL-CIO
                        Candidates:   Lupe Valdez
                                              
Andrew White

2:50 PM           BREAK

3:00 PM           RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE MEETING – Capitol Ballroom G-H

                         WORKSHOPS

                         “Digitize Your Worker Stories” – Barton

                         Mark Maldonado, Digital Strategist, Texas AFL-CIO
                         
Rob D’Amico, Communications Director, Texas AFT

                         “Voter Registration-Best Practices” – Capitol View Terrace North

                         Moderator: Jeff Rotkoff, Campaigns Director, Texas AFL-CIO

                         Panelists:   Texas Civil Rights Project
                                            
Battleground Texas
                                            
Texas AFL-CIO Campaigns Department

                         “The Texas AFL-CIO Code of Conduct:  Supporting Healthy Organizational Culture” – Capitol View Terrace South

                           Sheva Diagne, Program Coordinator, AFL-CIO
                           Artie Blanco, Regional Field Coordinator, AFL-CIO

                         “Worksite Organizing Around Economic Issues” – Bickler

                        Kara Sheehan, Lead Organizer, Texas AFL-CIO
                        
Rose Levy, Political Organizer, CWA District 6         

                       “New Americans Campaign Citizenship Assistance Workshop” Creekside I

                        Areli Zarate, Teacher, Education Austin
                       
Megan Sheffield, Immigration Attorney, Equal Justice Center

                       “Retirement for All” – Tannehill

                       Moderator: Gene Lantz , President, Texas ARA Educational Fund

                      Panelists:    Laura Rosen, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Public Policy Priorities
                                         
Maura Powers, President, AFSCME Texas Retirees
                                         
Angela Melina Raab

                     “Union Women Looking Forward:  How Unions Can Be an Avenue for Change” – The SideYard

                     Amanda Cavazos Weems, Organizer, TSEU/CWA, Co-Chair,YALL Austin

                     “MC3 Apprenticeship Training” – Creekside II

                      Leonard Aguilar, Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer, Texas Building and Construction Trades Council

4:45 PM           JOINT CONSTITUENCY GROUP MEETING – Creekside I

6:00 PM           COCKTAIL HOUR – Capitol View Terrace

6:30 PM           DINNER & TEXAS LABOR HALL OF FAME INDUCTION – Capitol Ballroom A-E

                         Honorees:  Linda Bridges, Texas AFT  
                                            
Clara Caldwell, CWA
                                            
Rick Diegel, IBEW  

                           

Sunday, January 21, 2018

 

9:00 AM          CALL TO ORDER – President Rick Levy, Texas AFL-CIO

                        INVOCATION – Sheikh Umer Esmail, Imam, Nueces Mosque of Austin

                        CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE REPORT– Mike Mosteit

9:15 AM          SPEAKER:  Hon. Philip Kingston, Dallas City Council Member, District 14 –
                                          
“Winning for Workers at the Local Level”

9:25 AM          DIGITAL ACTION/ACTIVIST SOLICITATION

9:40 AM          POLITICAL PRESENTATION

9:50 AM          PRESENTATION OF RESOLUTIONS – Judy Lugo, CWA

10:50 AM        COPE SOLICITATION Cheryl Eliano, AFGE National Vice President, District 10

11:00 AM         REGIONAL AND CENTRAL BODY WORK SESSIONS  

12:00 PM         COPE MEETING – Capitol View Terrace

RECESS

1:00 PM           CALL TO ORDER

                         VOTE ON COPE REPORT (ENDORSEMENTS)

                         ANNOUNCEMENTS

                         DISMISS COMMITTEES

                         ADJOURNMENT & SOLIDARITY FOREVER

 

HOTEL INFORMATION
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street – Austin, Texas   78701

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or


SINGLE: $189.75 tax included
Double: $189.75 tax included

Check-in time:  3:00 p.m.
Self-parking at $5 per day
(48 hour cancellation notice)

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