Amalgamated Transit Union

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September 23 - 27, 2019 - Las Vegas, NV

Why Attend the 59th Convention?

Every three years the ATU holds a General Convention as pursuant to the ATU Constitution and General Laws. The ATU 59th International Convention will be held at Paris Las Vegas Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, from September 23-27, 2019. One third of the delegates elected by Locals must be present at the convention to constitute a quorum for the business to take place.

Important business takes place at the Convention regarding amending and adopting the laws and policies of the ATU. At the Convention, delegates will elect the International Officers – International President, International Executive Vice President, International Secretary-Treasurer, and International Vice Presidents.

It is essential that all of our local unions and Joint Bargaining Councils recognize the importance of the Convention and arrange for delegates to represent their Local at the Convention.

Join us in Las Vegas September 23 – 27 and be part of the Amalgamated Transit Union’s 59th Convention

Convention Schedule

The ATU 59th Convention program is posted below. If you want to make sure you don’t miss anything we recommend that you visit often.

7:30AM - 5:00PMRivoli and Vendome

Monday, September 23

Morning Session

7:30am   -   Convention Hall Opens 8:30am   -   Convention Called to Order

Presentation of Colors

National Anthems



Welcoming Addresses

Presentation of Gavel


The Honorable Carolyn Goodman, Mayor of Las Vegas, NV

Appointment of the Committees Convention Activities

12:00  -  Noon Recess for Lunch


Afternoon Session

1:00pm   -   Convention Reconvenes

Appointment of the Committees (continued)

The Honorable Andrew Gillum, Former Mayor of Tallahassee and Florida Gubernatorial Candidate

Madeline Janis, Executive Director, Jobs To Move America

Kafui Abolde Attoh, Author, Rights in Transit

Convention Activities


7:00pm Las Vegas Show WOW RIO Showroom

Depart from Paris Tour & Airport Shuttle Pick-up Location (northside of building)
7:30AM - 11:30AMRivoli and Vendome

Tuesday, September 24

Morning Session

7:30am  -  Convention Hall Opens Paris 8:30am  -  Convention Panoramic Photo

Call to Order
Appointment of the Committees (continued)

Rusty McAllister, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, NV AFL-CIO

Convention Activities

Ken Neumann, National Director of Canada, United Steelworkers

Convention Activities

Video Message: The Honorable Peter Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, IN and Presidential Candidate

11:30am  -  Adjourn for the Day 12:00 Noon  -  Buses Leave for Excursions Buses will depart from Paris Tour & Airport Shuttle Pick-up Location (northside of building)
7:30AM - 2:00PMRivoli and Vendome

Wednesday, September 25

Morning Session

7:30am  -  Convention Hall Opens

8:30am  -  Call to Order

Invocation Convention Activities

Video Message: The Honorable Grace F. Napolitano, U.S. Representative

Matthew Green, New Democratic Party (NDP) Candidate

Clayola Brown, National President, A. Phillip Randolph Institute

Live Video Message: The Honorable Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator - Vermont

Peter Kurdock, General Counsel, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety

Sara Nelson International President, Association of Flight Attendants-CWA

2:00pm  -  No Recess for Lunch, Adjourn for the Day 5:00pm  -  ATU Reception Paris Foyer 6:00pm  -  ATU Banquet Paris Concorde Dinner and Entertainment
7:30AM - TBDRivoli and Vendome

Thursday, September 26

Morning Session

7:30am  - Convention Hall Opens 8:30am  -  Call to Order

Invocation Convention Activities

Demond Drummer Co-Founder and Executive Director, New Consensus

Martha’s Vineyard Bus Driver Speakers

Convention Activities

Video Message: The Honorable Joe Biden, Former Vice President of the United States and Presidential Candidate

Nomination of International Officers

12:00 Noon  -  Recess for Lunch


Afternoon Session

1:30pm  -  Convention Reconvenes

Convention Activities

Nomination of International Officers (continued)

Election of International Officers

TBD  -  Adjourn for the Day

Friday, September 27

Morning Session

7:30am  -  Convention Hall Opens

8:30am  -  Call to Order

Invocation Committee Reports Convention Activities

Closing Remarks by International President

12:00  -  Noon Final Adjournment

Check out the photo gallery from our Convention held in 2016 in Toronto, ON

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Convention Venue

Paris Las Vegas Hotel


3655 S. Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas , NV 89109
Tel: (877) 796-2096


Paris Las Vegas Concierge

Paris Las Vegas strives to put the needs of their guests first. The concierge at Paris Las Vegas is at your service to assist with any requests related to dining, shows, spa, tour reservations, transportation arrangements or even suggestions on what to do for the evening. The concierge is available to make your stay perfect.

Hours:  9:00am – 9:00pm
Phone:  (702) 946-4433

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