For Union Officials
The RRB's Informational Conference Program was started by the Office of the Labor Member back in 1957. Conducted at the request of Chief Executives of the railway labor unions, this program was designed to provide local union officers comprehensive information about the benefits available to rail employees and their families under the railroad retirement and unemployment insurance systems. Union officers who attend our conferences become familiar with our benefit programs, and are better prepared to share accurate, reliable information with their members.
Informational Conference Program Booklet (January 2018)
Our field service representatives conduct each Informational Conference Program using a PowerPoint slide presentation examining the various benefits provided active, retired, and disabled rail workers and their families. Attendees receive a program booklet of this presentation with detailed side notes and fact sheets.
In addition to the program booklet, attendees receive a copy of the Informational Conference Handbook and a conference kit full of handouts and other helpful materials. Online and downloadable versions of items included in the kits are available on our Educational Materials webpage. Union officials may use the order form to request printed copies of conference materials.
Informational Conferences - Schedule and Registration
Union Officials planning to attend an Informational Conference Program must submit a registration form. Register online by clicking on the link for your local conference listed below, or print a paper form (posted below), then complete and return to your local field office.
- If you plan on attending with your spouse or another guest, please indicate so in the designated fields on your registration form.
- If you register for a conference and become unable to attend, please let us know.
- Please bring photo identification for entry to Federal buildings; no weapons allowed.
- Parking fee for conferences marked with *.
(Conference registration is now closed for Kansas City (May 4).
April 27, 2018: Holiday Inn Romulus, 8400 Merriman Road, Romulus, Michigan
April 27, 2018: Eugene T. Mahoney State Park, 28500 West Park Highway, Ashland, Nebraska*
May 11, 2018: Hampton Inn Altoona, 180 Charlotte Drive, Altoona, Pennsylvania
May 11, 2018: Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential, 707 Interstate 30, Little Rock, Arkansas
May 18, 2018: Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 33, 12515 Corporate Drive, Parma, Ohio
May 18, 2018: Holiday Inn Lakewood, 7390 West Hampden Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado
June 8, 2018: LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 5120 Victory Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana
June 8, 2018: Holiday Inn Buffalo (Airport), 4600 Genesee Street, Cheektowaga, New York
June 15, 2018: Hilton Garden Inn, 2465 Grant Road, Billings, Montanta
June 15, 2108: Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, 1157 Adams Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts
June 22, 2018: Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, Illinois
June 22, 2018: Courtyard Fort Worth University Drive, 3150 Riverfront Drive, Fort Worth, Texas
To RSVP on paper instead, print a registration form to complete, then mail or fax to your local RRB field office. (Registration form)