[icon name=”keynote” prefix=”fas”] Call to Convention
April 27, 2022
On behalf of the Pride at Work National Executive Board, we are delighted to issue this official call to convention. Pride at Work’s quadrennial convention will be held August 18-20, 2022, in Minneapolis, MN at the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis.
We chose our theme this year, Out for Democracy, to highlight how much democratic values underpin both the LGBTQ+ equality movement and the labor movement alike. Like the labor movement, Pride at Work believes in every person’s right to a voice in their workplace and their government. But those core democratic values are under attack from all sides.
Please join us in Minneapolis to help us plan our strategy for how we combat these threats and build a stronger, more inclusive labor movement…
[icon name=”user-plus” prefix=”fas”] Registration
Anyone can register to attend, but only members in good standing will be eligible to vote, run for office, or submit resolutions for consideration. Registration includes entry for all activities on all three days of the convention, including at least one meal each day and a gala awards dinner on Friday night. Renew your membership today!
Early Bird Registration – $350 + tax (ends June 1)
Regular Registration – $400 + tax
Onsite Registration – $450 + tax
Note: The city of Minneapolis requires us to charge 11.375% sales tax on conference registrations.
[icon name=”hotel” prefix=”fas”] Hotel
Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
1313 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Millennium Hotel is in the heart of Minneapolis located right on the popular Nicollet Mall. Great restaurants, lively nightlife, and a bustling streetscape are all right at your fingertips.
Reservation deadline extended!
[icon name=”award” prefix=”fas”] Gala Honorees
We are excited to announce this year’s Solidarity Awards Gala honorees.
Fred Redmond made history when he was elected as the first Black man as Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO. Prior to his time at the AFL-CIO, Redmond was the Vice President for Human Affairs at the United Steelworkers. While at the Steelworkers, Redmond founded the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee to help USW become more attuned to the needs of its LGBTQ+ members. Redmond is also the president of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas.
Jon Schleuss was elected President of the NewsGuild-CWA in December of 2019. Since that time, the NewsGuild-CWA has seen a resurgence of organizing bringing a wave of new journalists and media professionals into the labor movement. Prior to being elected president, Schleuss help organize the union at the Los Angeles Times where he was a data and graphics journalist. During his tenure, he has been focused on the threat to democracy posed by consolidation in the news industry.
[icon name=”podium” prefix=”fas”] Speakers
- Representative Ilhan Omar (invited)
- Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison
- Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon
- Minneapolis City Council President Andrea Jenkins (invited)
- Minnesota AFL-CIO President Bernie Burnham
- AFA-CWA President Sara Nelson
- AFGE Vice President of Women and Fair Practices, Jeremy Lannan
- AFT President Randi Weingarten
- RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum
- USW Vice President of Human Affairs Kevin Mapp
- Author Anne Balay
- Queer and trans Starbucks workers
- More to come…
[icon name=”gavel” prefix=”fas”] Resolutions
The time is here to submit your resolutions to be considered at convention. The Pride at Work Convention Resolutions Committee will review every proposed resolution that is submitted on time and in the proper format. You must be a member in good standing to submit a resolution. Renew today!
Resolutions must be received by August 19, 2022 at 8:30AM. This is to give the committee time to vet proposals and ensure delegates have the time to read and understand resolutions before voting on them at convention.
NEW THIS YEAR. The format for resolutions has changed. We are doing away with the WHEREAS/THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED formatting of the past and have adopted a more narrative form of resolutions. This format is followed by the AFL-CIO and many affiliate unions.
A sample resolution is linked below. The general format is as follows:
- A descriptive title for the resolution
- Introductory paragraph(s) explaining the background, purpose, and reasoning behind the resolution
- Paragraph(s) indicating the action we will take – the resolved section, in other words
[icon name=”file-alt” prefix=”fas”] Sample Resolution
Any delegate to convention may put forth a resolution for consideration. Either the person who submits the resolution or someone who can speak to the resolution during consideration should be in attendance at convention. The Convention Resolutions Committee will review submissions and is empowered to reject, edit, combine, or otherwise modify submissions for grammar, readability, and content. In some cases, similar resolutions may be combined or substituted. In all cases, you will be notified before the start of convention of the status of your submission.
Do not number or date your resolution – we will do that when we compile them. If your resolution is not in the proper format, you will be notified and given the option to correct it as long as the deadline has not passed, otherwise it will be rejected.
How to Submit
Resolutions in the proper format should be submitted by to firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on August 16, 2022. You may also submit questions to this email address. After midnight on August 16, 2022, you must provide 150 copies of any resolution you wish to submit for consideration at convention.
[icon name=”tasks” prefix=”fas”] Agenda
[icon name=”money-check-edit-alt” prefix=”fas”] Sponsorships
Our work is supported by sponsorships and donations from all around the labor movement. Unions, union-adjacent organizations, and our members provide the resources we need. We have a number of sponsorship packages available – or we can customize one just for you.