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Application information for 2018 Young Workers Conference

Application is now open for the 2018 Young Workers Conference! Your local is invited to send two members to join us September 18-20th at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.

We only have space for 100 attendees, so this conference will sell out.

If you would like to submit a Young Worker to attend, you will need to send a pre-approval letter as an application to attend. Here are the requirements for attendance:

  • All Young Worker Conference attendees must be sponsored by at least one local union officer with a letter for pre-approval (see below).
  • Only two members per local may attend.
    • If either member has attended a past IATSE Young Workers Conference, they must write a statement detailing their involvement in the local, politically, in the community, or in the workplace since the last Conference.
    • If the member has not been involved in any of the ways listed above since the last Conference they attended, they will not be permitted to attend.
    • Please email us at ywc@iatse.net if you do not understand this requirement or have questions about it.
  • The AFL-CIO Young Worker Advisory Council has an age cap of 35. Local union officers should keep that in mind when sponsoring young members, though IDs will not be checked at the door.
  • Spaces are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • The International will provide lodging and meals for this conference. Travel costs will be at the expense of the attendee or their local union.
  • The application cut-off date is end-of-day August 17.

 

You must sponsor the young workers you chose to send, and submit a letter for pre-approval. Click here for a sample letter for pre-approval. It is not essential that you use this template, so long as your letter contains the required information.

  1. The name of the attendee
  2. The name of the sponsoring local officer/s
  3. The phone number and email address of the attendee
  4. Reference to the Young Workers Conference
  5. In the event that either member has attended a past IATSE Young Workers Conference, the letter must include a statement detailing their involvement since the last Conference in any of the following: their local, in politics, participation in their community, or in their workplace.

 

Please submit all pre-approval letters either by sending an email to ywc@iatse.net or sending a paper copy to:

Attn: International President Matthew D. Loeb
IATSE Young Workers
207 W. 25th St., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Below is a letter template. It is not essential that you use this template, so long as your letter contains the required information, but it is here for guidance.

[Date]

International President Matthew D. Loeb
I.A.T.S.E.
207 W. 25th St., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Dear President Loeb,

I am writing in advance to apply for the YWC and request LEAP reimbursement funding for lodging for Brother/Sister ________ who is sponsored by Local___ to attend the Young Workers Conference in Silver Spring, Maryland, on September 18th through 20th for the cost of housing during the Conference at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center.

Brother/Sister's ________ contact information is:
Phone: _______
Email: _______

I understand that, if approved, local attendee or the local union will be reimbursed only for the two Conference nights at the IATSE room block rate, and after submitting proof of successful completion of the Young Workers Conference and a copy of the bill(s).

[If past attendee: Brother/Sister ________ has been active since his/her attendance of the {2012/2014/2016} IATSE Young Workers Conference by {what have they done?}.]

Sincerely,
[Name of Sponsor]