2019 Annual Metal Trades Department Conference

October 2-3, 2019 | Bally's Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV



Golf Tournament

Monday, Sept. 30

10:30 am


MTD Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Shuttle Departs Hotel

Desert Pines Golf Club
1:00 pm Tournament—Shotgun Start  
Upon Completion Awards Reception  
  Shuttle Returns to Hotel  


Conference Information

Tuesday, Oct. 1
9:00 am-1:00 pm DOE Tripartite Meeting Bally’s Grand Salon Bronze 2
12:30 pm-2:30 pm IAMAW Caucus Meeting (Invite Only) Bally’s Grand Salon Bronze 3
9:00 am Exhibitor Set Up Bally’s Grand Salon Silver
11:00 am-1:30 pm UA Caucus Meeting (Invite Only) Palace 3
1:00 pm-5:00 pm Early Registration Bally’s Grand Salon Registration Office
1:30 pm-3:30 pm IBEW Caucus (Invite Only) Bally’s Grand Salon Bronze 4
2:00 pm-4:00 pm Executive Council Meeting Directors Room


Wednesday, Oct. 2
7:30 am-9:00 am Registration Bally’s Grand Salon Registration Office
7:30 am-9:00 am Continental Breakfast Bally’s Grand Salon Silver
9:00 am

Opening Ceremony

Invocation—Steve Passmore, Recording Sec. ATLC

Pledge of Allegiance—Don Bongo, HFEMTC

National Anthem/ Canadian Anthem—Dave Maxie, Retired Business Manager UA 525


Bally’s Grand Salon Platinum
9:15 am Introduction of Head Table & Opening Remarks
10:00 am

Keynote Speaker

Senator Bernie Sanders,
Democratic Candidate for President

10:20 am Colleen Robertson
Managing Director, Green Shipping Line
10:35 am Break
10:50 am

Award Presentation

Chico McGill Metal Trades Department Honoree of the Year
Louis Agre, President, Philadelphia MTC

11:05 am Susannah Frame,
Chief Investigative Reporter, KING 5 News
11:25 am Rear Admiral Scott Brown,
Director of Fleet Maintenance for COMPACFLT, NAVSEA
12:00 pm Lunch (on own)
12:00 pm NAVSEA Lunch (Invite Only) Skyview 5
1:30 pm Workshop–President’s Club
MTD President Hart
Bally’s Grand Salon Bronze 3/4
1:30 pm Workshop–Mentorship
Tom Schaffer,
Retired MTD General Rep.
Gordon McCleary,
Retired Vice President, OPCMIA
Bally’s Grand Salon Platinum
3:30 pm Close
6:00 pm-9:00 pm Reception Paris Pool


It’s T-Shirt Thursday, Be Sure to Wear You Conference T-Shirt!


Thursday, Oct. 3
7:30 am-9:00 am Continental Breakfast Bally’s Grand Salon Silver
9:00 am General Session Convenes Bally’s Grand Salon Platinum
9:10 am MTD Business
9:30 am Paul Shearon,
International President, IFPTE
9:45 am Ed Smith,
President & CEO ULLICO
10:00 am

Workshop–Internal Organizing

Dale Troll,
MTD General Rep.

Benjamin Heurung,
MTD General Rep.

Bally’s Grand Salon Platinum
10:00 am

Workshop–Federal Employees

James Price,
Director of Government Employees Department, IAM

Paul O’Connor,
Director of Government Employees Department, IBEW

Bally’s Grand Salon Bronze 2
10:00 am

Workshop–Federal Contractors

Ken Rueter,
President & CEO, UCOR

John Eschenberg,
President, WRPS

Len Morgan,
Labor Relations Manager, UCOR

Bally’s Grand Salon Bronze 3
12:00 pm Lunch (Provided) Bally’s Grand Salon Silver
1:15 pm Todd Shrader,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Environmental Management, DOE
Bally’s Grand Salon Platinum
1:45 pm William Attig,
Executive Director, Union Veterans Council
2:00 pm Tim Ryan,
Free College Benefit
2:15 pm Rhonda Bissell,
Director of Development, Guide Dogs of America
2:30 pm Walt Ingram,
Union Sportsman’s Alliance
2:45 pm Raffle Drawing
Union Sportsman’s Alliance & 50/50
(Must be present to win)
3:00 pm Feedback and Wrap-up


Resources Available to Affected Member in the Pacific Northwest & California

Dozens of historic deadly wildfires continue to consume millions of acres in the west, especially in California, Oregon and Washington where in some cases entire towns have been destroyed and tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes.

Most evacuees have had to leave quickly with little advance notice, taking what few belongings they could. Thousands of homes and businesses have been incinerated. Weather conditions are improving, but the fire danger isn’t over. Wildfires are also burning in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.

The Metal Trades Department has compiled a list of resources for our members and employment partners. If you need additional assistance, contact your MTD General Representative.

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