The 2017 Annual Meeting of the PA Conference of Teamsters will be held at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA form April 30 through May 3, 2017.
Future dates set for the PA Conference of Teamsters Annual Meeting/Convention are as follows:
April 30th through May 3, 2017
April 29th through May 2, 2018
April 28th through May 1, 2019
April 26th through April 29, 2020
THE 2016 9TH AREA CONVENTION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA CONFERENCE OF TEAMSTERS
WAS HELD FROM May 1 – May 4, 2016 AT THE HOTEL HERSHEY IN HERSHEY, PA. The PA Conference is proud to announce that we had 100% participation from all our affiliateLocals.
The main theme at this year's convention revolved around “Right-to-Work”. Many union officials and elected officials addressed the attendees on the importance of staying the course and actively fighting all forms of anti-union legislation and especially "Right-to-Work legilsation.. Numerous dignitaries, both elected and appointed, attended the reception held in the evening of the opening day of the Annual Meeting at The Hotel Hershey. Those in attendance included congressmen, legislators, senators, cabinet members, judges and the heads of various state and federal agencies.
The 9th Area Convention closed at the end of the final Session on May 4, 2016 . Following is a summary of speakers and programs presented on Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3, 2016:
MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016
8:00 A.M. TO 8:45 A.M. – Registration – Castilian Room
Prayer, Carl “Hands” Paullet, Former Eastern Region Director Retiree Affairs IBT
Report of Bylaws Committee,Chairman William Hamilton
Joe Molinero, Chairman, Resolutions Committee-Reading and Passage of the 2016 9th Area Convention Resolutions
Joe Molinero, Secretary-Treasurer, Reading and Approval of the PA Conference of Teamsters Financial Report of March 2016
Betty Rose Fischer, Recording Secretary-Reading and Approval of the 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes (previously supplied to all affiliates)
William Hamilton, President PA Conf. of Teamsters – Closing Remarks
The Executive Board of the PA Conference clearly expressed that each is there to serve the interest of the membership in opposing laws and outside forces that attempt to undermine the integrity and well being of the Teamsters. Each has further pledged to work tirelessly to give all Locals the best service available. The Executive Board of the PA Conference of Teamsters wishes to express a special THANK YOU to all the Affiliate Local Unions, GCC/IBT, BLET, Guests, vendors and Speakers that attended, participated and helped to make the 9th Area Convention a huge success.
The followingResolutions were adopted by the Delegation on Wednesday, May 4, 2016:
1. In Support of Political Action and Voter Registration
2. Against “Right-To-Work” Legislation
3. In Support of Prevailing Wage Laws
4. In Support of PA Misclassification Legislation
5. Opposed to the City of Philadelphia “Sugary Tax”
6. Stop Contributions to United Way
7. In Support of Our U.S. Troops
8. Against “Mary’s Law” a Paycheck Deception Bill
9. In Support of the D.G. Yuengling & Son Boycott
10. Against Converting the PA Turnpike into a Electronic Toll Road
11. In Opposition to PA SB 1086 & PA HB 1782 “Electronic Tolling Bills”
12. In Support of PA HB 1742 - BLET’s Two-man Crew Bill”