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