43rd Convention

Schedule

Monday, August 22, 2016

Morning Session

9:00 AM           Opening Video

                        Introduction of Officers

                        Call to Order – First General Vice President Jay Hurley,
                               Temporary Chairman

                        Invocation by Father Clete Kiley

                        Presentation of Colors

                        National Anthem of Canada

                        National Anthem of the United States

                        Pledge of Allegiance

                        Welcoming Remarks by Host District Council President
                                Don Zampa

                        Catherine Cortez Masto, Candidate for U.S. Senate

                        Congresswoman Dina Titus from Nevada

                        Senator Tim Kaine

                        Video – Political

                        Video – Premier Christie Clark Greeting

                        Video – Why I am an Ironworker

                        General President Dean – Keynote Address

                        Robbie Hunter, President of California State Building and
                              Construction Trades Council

                        Committee Appointments – General Secretary Ron Piksa

                        Partial Report of the Credentials Committee

                        Drawing for United States and Canadian Flag

                        Announcements

12:30 PM         Lunch Recess

Afternoon Session

2:00 PM           Call to Order – General President Dean

                        Video – Organizing

                        Report of the Credentials Committee

                        Report of the Rules Committee

                        Memorial Tribute

                        Partial Report of the Constitution Committee
                              (Constitution Committee Documents)

                        Partial Report of the Resolutions Committee
                              (Resolutions Committee Documents)

                        Announcements

 4:00 PM         Recess

                        No Evening Activity

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Morning Session

8:00 AM           Call to Order – General President Dean

                        Invocation by Reverend Jeanne Forte

                        Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO

                        Official Photo of the Convention

                        Sean McGarvey, President of North Americas Building
                              Trades Unions

                        Partial Report of the Organization Committee
                              (Organization Committee Documents)

                        Nomination of Officers

                        Video – Veterans and Recognition of all Veterans

                        Drawing for United States and Canadian Flags

                        Announcements

11:30 AM         Lunch Recess

Afternoon Session

1:00 PM           Call to Order – General President Dean

                        Video – Training

                        Mike d’Oliveira, Deputy Director of Union
                              Sportsmen’s Alliance

                        Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers

                        Ed Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Ullico

                        Partial Report of the Resolutions Committee
                              (Resolutions Committee Documents)

                        Video – State of the Union

                        Oath of Office
                              (Administered by General President Emeritus Walter Wise)

                         Announcements

 4:00 PM           Recess

6:00 PM            Canada Night – Grand Ballroom

 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Morning Session

8:00 AM          Call to Order – General President Dean

                        Invocation by Reverend Steven Yurosko

                        General Counsel Frank Marco

                        Report of the Officers’ Report Committee
                              (Officers’ Report Committee Documents)

                        Will Fischer, Union Veterans Council

                        Darrell Roberts, Helmets to Hardhats
                             in the United States

                        Brigadier-General (Retired) Gregory Matte,
                              Helmets to Hardhats in Canada

                        Video – Helmets to Hardhats

                        Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, Ohio

                        Jeff Grabelsky, Associate Director of the Worker Institute
                              at Cornell University

                        Ron Kosehwitz, Director of Construction Services
                              for Ford Motor Land Development Corporation

                        Announcements

12:00 PM         Lunch Recess

Afternoon Session

1:30 PM           Call to Order – General President Dean

                        Partial Report of the Organization Committee
                              (Organization Committee Documents)

                        Partial Report of the Constitution Committee
                              (Constitution Committee Documents)

                        Video – IMPACT

                        Kevin Hilton, CEO of IMPACT

                        Bill Brown, Co-Chair and President and CEO
                              of Ben Hur Construction Company

                        Robert Blakely, Canadian Operating Officer,
                              Canada’s Building Trades Unions

                        Patrick Dillon, Business Manager and Secretary-Treasurer
                              of the Provincial Building Trades of Ontario

                        Report of the Grievance Committee
                              (Grievance Committee Documents)

                        Drawing for United States and Canadian Flags

                        Announcements

 4:30 PM          Recess

6:00 PM           Reception and Banquet – Grand Ballroom

 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Morning Session

8:00 AM          Call to Order – General President Dean

                        Invocation by Reverend C.J. Hawking

                        Tribute to General Vice President George Kratzer

                        James Hart, President of the Metal Trades Department

                        Report of the Organization Committee
                              (Organization Committee Documents)

                        Report of the Resolutions Committee
                              (Resolutions Committee Documents)

                        Report of the Constitution Committee
                              (Constitution Committee Documents)

                        Video – Diversity

                        Report of the Convention Coordination Committee

                        Drawing for United States and Canadian Flags

12:00 PM         Lunch Recess

Afternoon Session

1:30 PM           Call to Order – General President Dean

                        Presentations

                        Video – Convention Recap

                        Remarks – General Treasurer Bernie Evers,
                              General Secretary Ron Piksa, General President Eric Dean

3:30 PM           Convention Adjourns

                         No Evening Activity

 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Morning Session

9:00 AM           Meet in Mirage Events Center
                              Walk to Trump Hotel to Support the Culinary Workers