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RRB announces dates for March-June 2017 informational conferences

CLEVELAND, February 1 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced a schedule of dates for the agency’s spring 2017 informational conferences.

Informational conferences will be held in 19 locations across the country, beginning on March 10 in Baldwin Park, California, and concluding on June 23 in Portland, Oregon. Additional conference for fall 2017 will be announced at a later date.

Started approximately 60 years ago by the RRB’s Office of the Labor Member, the conferences provide rail union officers with a comprehensive overview of the provisions and financing of the railroad retirement and unemployment insurance systems. These officials, in turn, pass on to their fellow rail labor membership the information acquired at the conferences.

New this year is the ability to register online for certain conferences. To go paperless and avoid having to mail or fax your registration form, please visit the RRB’s Informational Conference Program website: https://www.rrb.gov/lmo/info_conf.asp .

Informational Conferences are open to union officials and their spouses by invitation only. Labor representatives who do not receive an invitation to a conference in their area should contact the RRB toll-free at (877) 772-5772 and request that they be added to the agency’s invitation database. Registration for each informational conference begins at 8:00 a.m., with the programs beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 12:15 p.m.

MARCH 2017

March 10, Courtyard by Marriott
14635 Baldwin Park Towne Center
Baldwin Park, CA 91706
(626) 962-6000

March 17, Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
5th Floor, North Tower, Conference Room H
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
(877) 772-5772

March 24, Double Tree by Hilton
Baltimore North-Pikesville
1726 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, MD 21208
(410) 653-1100

March 31, Birmingham/Jefferson
Convention Complex-Medical Forum Bldg., Mtg. Room B
960 22nd Street, North, Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 307-3132

APRIL 2017

April 7, Holiday Inn-Forest Park
5915 Wilson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 645-0700

April 21, The Inn at Opryland
2401 Music Valley Dr.
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 889-0800

April 28, Holiday Inn Romulus
8400 Merriman
Romulus, MI 48174
(734) 729-8400

MAY 2017

May 5, Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood
7390 W. Hampden Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80227
(303) 980-9200

May 5, Sheet Metal Workers Local #2
2902 Blue Ridge Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64129
RRB, (877) 772-5772: Union, (816) 254-8021

May 12, Comfort Inn & Suites
707 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 687-7700

May 12, Eugene T. Mahoney State Park
28500 West Park Highway
Ashland, NE 68003
(402) 944-2523

May 19, Sheet Metal Workers Local #33
12515 Corporate Dr.
Parma, OH 44130
(800) 527-3834 or (216) 267-1645

May 19, Fort Magruder Hotel & Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 220-2250

JUNE 2017

June 9, Hilton Garden Inn
2465 Grant Rd.
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 655-8800

June 9, LaQuinta Inn & Suites
5120 Victory Dr. (I-465 & South Emerson Dr.)
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 783-7751

June 16, Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Dr.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 444-1100

June 16, U.S. Post Office/Federal Building
657 2nd Ave. North, Room 319
Fargo, ND 58102
(877) 772-5772

June 23, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
3551 US Route 60E
Barboursville, WV 25504
(304) 733-3338

June 23, Embassy Suites Portland Airport
7900 NE 82nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97220
(503) 460-3000

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

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