International Women’s Conference October 23-26, 2023
As our union continues its proud tradition of leading the way on major issues affecting workers around the world and in the countries where our members live and work, I am excited to announce the next USW International Women’s Conference, “Women of Steel – Know Your Power.” This conference will focus on building and enhancing members skills, global solidarity, and strengthening the labor movement, all of which contribute to your local union’s ability to better serve the membership.
The 2023 USW International Women’s Conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, at the Wyndham Grand Downtown from October 23-26, 2023. Attendees should plan to arrive Sunday, October 22 or early Monday, October 23, to register, view exhibits, and participate in their District Delegates’ Meetings. The conference will conclude on Thursday, October 26, by 1:00 p.m. Return flights should be booked after 4:00 p.m. Thursday so delegates can participate in the entire conference.
This conference is open to all members; however, local unions are encouraged to seek out female members who reflect the diversity of our union. There is no limit to the number of delegates a local union can send.
The program will include high profile motivational speakers from the U.S. and Canada, along with women from countries and unions where the USW is forming global alliances. Participants will have the opportunity to choose among many skill-building workshops.
Workshop registration will open September 1, 2023. Further instructions will be emailed to delegates in the coming months.
Please register for the conference in one of the following ways:
Please provide the delegate’s personal email address on the registration form. Important conference communications, including workshop registration instructions, will be sent to them prior to their arrival in Pittsburgh.
The discounted conference rate for delegates registered by August 15, 2023, is $250 USD per delegate. After August 15, 2023, the full registration rate is $275 USD per delegate.
Checks should be made payable to the USW Secretary-Treasurer and mailed along with the completed registration form to Women of Steel, 60 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, USA. You can also register online at www.usw.org and forward payment via the instructions above.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown
One Bigelow Square,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
A discounted room block has been reserved at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel and Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown at the below rate structure. All prices are shown in US dollars and subject to 14% hotel and local taxes. Please note the first two discounted blocs have sold out and pricing below is the current rate at an over-flow hotel, a short walk or train ride to the conference:
The cutoff date to make hotel reservations is September 20, 2023.
Individuals should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling Doubletree Hotel at 412-281-5800 then hit 1, and indicating that they are with the 2023 USW Women of Steel Conference. To book your hotel reservation online, click here.
In cooperation with Direct Travel, Inc., we have made special arrangements for air transportation to the conference. Reservations may be made by calling (877) 499-1149, and selecting prompt “4” (group meetings). When calling Direct Travel, identify yourself as a participant in the USW WOS Conference. As always, the lowest fares are available only to those who book at least a month in advance or more. In accordance with the established policy of the United Steelworkers, the local/unit must bear the expenses related to attending.
Simultaneous translation will be provided. Please indicate your translation needs on the registration form.
Please note: Child care will not be available at this conference.
Thomas M. Conway