Members and leaders from locals in District 12 are gathering this week for the region’s educational conference in San Diego.
Delegates are attending daily classes and plenary sessions where they are hearing from USW leaders and others. District 12 Director Bob LaVenture, Canadian National Director Ken Neumann, USW Internatinal Vice President Fred Redmond and District 4 Director John Shinn were among the opening day speakers. They called on delegates to invest in the next generation of Steelworkers by mentoring and helping give young members space to be active in the union. Growing the union through creative organizing and learning new skills also were themes. Workshops included financial training and health and safety training. Check out these photos from the conference by clicking on the photo below: