2018 Leadership Conference - Cape May, NJ

Region 9 Leadership Conference was held at the Grand Hotel in Cape May, nj.

Registration began on Sunday, August 19, 2018 with opening session  at 7pm Sunday evening. The conference ran through Thursday, August 23, 2018. 

During the week of the Leadership Conference , Director Jeff Binz and Asst. Director Tom Ashton made it a priority that we had  IEB speakers, educational guest speakers and events to keep us all busy.  We had the honor of having  UAW International President - Gary Jones, who spoke to us about the importance of V-CAP and and how our contributions are necessary and needed to fight for economic and social  justice and endorse and support candidates who support labor and our family values, Vice President- Terry Dittes and Vice President, Cindy Estrada also delivered  messages to us which were inspiring and very informative.

 Blair Simmons, International UAW Legal Dept. provided an FMLA presentation, as well as presentations held by  Amy Mugford, LUIS presentation, Josh Nassar International UAW-Director, Legislative Dept., Jennifer Kelly, International UAW - Director, Research Dept. Edward Balukas, Region 9 CAP/Retirees presentation, Sharon Masino, Region 9 Education update and Irene Poray and George Nalevanko UAW Region 9 Auditors,  presentation.

Laurel Brennan, Secretary-Treasure NJ AFL-CIO spoke to us about the many challengages that we are facing in Labor today.  Also in attendance were Senators from NJ and PA as well as US Congressmembers.

Monday included a Whale watch which was enjoyed by all who attended, there was a morning of mini golf for the children and the awesome Director's Dinner on the rooftop overlooking the beach on a beautiful evening.

Many thanks and much gratitude to Director Jeff Binz and Asst. Director Tom Ashton for ensuring all the Delegates, Retirees and Staff were provided a tremendous Leadership Conference.

Special thanks to Darcy Smith who worked very hard on putting this  great conference together!

Please click on photo below to view the photo album:
All photos provided by Jessie Jesson LU 686

Attached  are three presentations from this conference; FMLA presentation by Blair Simmons, Political Landscape presented by Josh Nassar and Globalization in Manufacturing presented by Jennifer Kelly

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FMLA Presentation by Blair Simmons

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2018 Leadership Conference