President Barack Obama to Kick-Off 2012 Legislative Conference for America's Building Trades Unions

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 2,000 national, state and local labor leaders will descend upon Washington, DC April 29 - May 1, 2012 at the Washington Hilton Hotel and Towers for two intense days of discussions around issues and programs that are designed to "Build a Better Tomorrow."

Headlining this year's event will be The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, on the morning of Monday, April 30.  The full program is as follows:

MONDAY, April 30, 2012

Registration  7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (Terrace Level)
Plenary Session  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon  (International Ballroom)

Presentation of Colors:
United States Marine Corps Band
United States Air Force Color Guard

National Anthem:
Pledge of Allegiance:

Tribute To:
Mark H. Ayers
President Emeritus
Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Opening Video:

Sean McGarvey
Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Thomas A. Fanning
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Southern Company

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

The Honorable Tim Kaine
Former Governor of Virginia
Currently running for United States Senate

The Honorable Jon Runyan
United Sates House of Representatives – New Jersey

The Honorable Mark Ridley-Thomas
Los Angeles County, Second District


Session I: 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Session II: 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, May 1, 2012

Registration  7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  (Terrace Level)
Plenary Session  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon  (International Ballroom)

Richard L. Trumka
American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations

Dr. John W. RoweHats Off Award Recipient
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - Retired
Exelon Corporation

Ed Smith
Chief Executive Officer
Union Labor Life Insurance Company (Ullico)

The Honorable Hilda Solis
United States Secretary of Labor

The Honorable Michael Grimm
United States House of Representatives – New York

The Honorable Elizabeth Warren
United States Senate Candidate - Massachusetts

Lunch Break  12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Legislative Update Workshop:
Session I:  1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:  International Ballroom (open to all registered attendees)

WEDNESDAY, May 2, 2012


Lobbying Senators and Representatives and staff (Capitol Hill)  10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

The Building and Construction Trades Department is an alliance of 13 national and international unions that collectively represent 2.5 million skilled craft men and women in the United States and Canada

SOURCE Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO


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