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2017 Convention Packet

Our biennial Convention will be held May 19 and 20 (Friday and Saturday) at the Silver Reef Casino and Spa in Ferndale, Washington. The venue is located on the tribal land of the Lhaq'temish, The Lummi People, the original inhabitants of Washington's northernmost coast and southern British Columbia.

The hotel has a spa, swimming pool, fitness room, and a casino, including a non-smoking casino area, and several restaurants. You can visit their website at

This year's Convention features an early bird workshop, "Labor in the Time of Trump: Turning Fear and Apathy into Action," at 2 PM, Friday, May 19. The no-host reception starts at 5:30 PM followed by dinner. Our featured speaker is Kent Wong, Director of the Center for Labor Research and Education at UCLA. After the dinner program, we will host a hospitality reception. On Saturday we will hold breakfast caucuses on Human Rights, Political Action, Contingent Faculty Issues, Professional Staff, and Corrections Faculty. Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, will be our guest speaker at lunch. After the convention concludes, we are planning a solidarity action at the Peace Arch.

The deadline for registering delegates is April 29 (must be postmarked by April 29th).

Access delegate information here (except for the yellow and green credentials sent to local presidents).

For questions, contact Elizabeth Ferrell at 206-432-8585 or