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8th Annual Pipeline Steward School and Business Agent and Officer’s Conference

To: Pipeline and Construction Local Unions IBT Affiliates 

Dear Brothers and Sisters

It is my pleasure to announce that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Building Material and Construction Trade Division, along with the Teamsters National Pipeline Labor Management Cooperation Trust Committee (LMCT) will be hosting our 8th Annual Pipeline Steward School and Business Agent and Officers Conference, March 22-25, 2020, at the LOEWS New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. 

I would like to invite you to attend the 8th Annual Pipeline Steward School and Business Agent and Officers Conference, if your schedule permits

As of the date of this letter, we are currently engaged in negotiations for our next National Pipeline Agreement. In fact, our very first meeting was held in Minneapolis on January 14, 2020. We have taken all of the suggested proposals that were received during our Annual Meeting last year as well as those suggested proposals that have been submitted by our Pipeline Locals since then and included them in our preparations for this process. 

It is unlikely that this process will be completed by the start of this meeting. As a result, most of the format (agenda) for this year’s conference will be dedicated to this Agreement, either reviewing our new Agreement or discussing the current progress of the same. 

In addition, we will once again have some of our Health Care providers as well as our Pension Fund professionals there to explain the current status and updates to our attendees in order to have those messages properly and accurately communicated back to our members

I hope that you will take advantage of this by attending and participating in this year’s very important meetings, as well as sending your Pipeline Steward(s) and/or your key rank and file members. 

You may register online at http://ibt.io/2020bmctdtrain. There will also be a link to the resort to make your reservations once you have registered. You will be able to pick up your packets from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, 2020, at Parish Hall. In addition, on the evening of Tuesday, March 24, 2020, The National Pipeline Labor Management Cooperation Trust Committee (LMCT) will be hosting a reception at Piazza D’Italia from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

We have secured a block of rooms from Sunday, March 22, 2020, through Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at $219 per night. To make your reservations, please contact the LOEWS New Orleans Hotel directly at 1-866-211-6411 (toll free) or online booking at https://www.loewshotels.com/new-orleans/pipeline-labor management-trust, Group Code IBT315. The deadline is Tuesday, February 18, 2020, so make your reservation as soon as possible. 

Reservations will be made against the room block on a first-come, first-serve basis until the block of rooms has been exhausted or until Tuesday, February 18, occurs first. Accordingly, you are strongly encouraged to make your reservations ASAP in order to ensure room and price availability. 

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference.

MDD/dyp 

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