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 pmTournament—Shotgun Start 
Upon CompletionAwards Reception 
 Shuttle Returns to Hotel 


Conference Information

Tuesday, Oct. 1
9:00 am-1:00 pmDOE Tripartite MeetingBally’s Grand Salon Bronze 2
12:30 pm-2:30 pmIAMAW Caucus Meeting (Invite Only)Bally’s Grand Salon Bronze 3
9:00 amExhibitor Set UpBally’s Grand Salon Silver
11:00 am-1:30 pmUA Caucus Meeting (Invite Only)Palace 3
1:00 pm-5:00 pmEarly RegistrationBally’s Grand Salon Registration Office
1:30 pm-3:30 pmIBEW Caucus (Invite Only)Bally’s Grand Salon Bronze 4
2:00 pm-4:00 pmExecutive Council MeetingDirectors Room


Wednesday, Oct. 2
7:30 am-9:00 amRegistrationBally’s Grand Salon Registration Office
7:30 am-9:00 amContinental BreakfastBally’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 amIntroduction of Head Table & Opening Remarks
10:00 am

Keynote Speaker

Senator Bernie Sanders,
Democratic Candidate for President

10:20 amColleen Robertson
Managing Director, Green Shipping Line
10:35 amBreak
10:50 am

Award Presentation

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

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


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


Thursday, Oct. 3
7:30 am-9:00 amContinental BreakfastBally’s Grand Salon Silver
9:00 amGeneral Session ConvenesBally’s Grand Salon Platinum
9:10 amMTD Business
9:30 amPaul Shearon,
International President, IFPTE
9:45 amEd 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 pmLunch (Provided)Bally’s Grand Salon Silver
1:15 pmTodd Shrader,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Environmental Management, DOE
Bally’s Grand Salon Platinum
1:45 pmWilliam Attig,
Executive Director, Union Veterans Council
2:00 pmTim Ryan,
Free College Benefit
2:15 pmRhonda Bissell,
Director of Development, Guide Dogs of America
2:30 pmWalt Ingram,
Union Sportsman’s Alliance
2:45 pmRaffle Drawing
Union Sportsman’s Alliance & 50/50
(Must be present to win)
3:00 pmFeedback and Wrap-up


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