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RRB announces additional 2018 informational conferences

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 23 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced additional dates for the agency’s 2018 informational conferences.

Attendance at the informational conferences is limited to elected union officers only. Registration is required for the meeting.

Started in 1957 by the RRB’s Office of the Labor Member, informational conferences are designed to 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, are better prepared to share accurate, reliable information with the members they represent.

Online registration is being offered for most conferences. While mail and fax registration is still available, members can go paperless and register online at the RRB’s Informational Conference Program website.

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 typically begins at 8:00 a.m., with the programs beginning at 8:30 a.m. and ending at 12:15 p.m.

Tips for attendees:
• If you plan on attending with your spouse or another guest, please indicate so when you register;
• Please let RRB know if you register for a conference and then become unable to attend; and
• Please bring your photo identification for entry into Federal buildings (no weapons allowed).

Dates and locations of the RRB’s spring 2018 informational conferences are as follows:

May 11, 2018: Altoona, Pa.
Hampton Inn Altoona, 180 Charlotte Dr.

May 11, 2018: Little Rock, Ark.
Comfort Inn & Suites Presidential, 707 Interstate 30

May 18, 2018: Parma, Ohio
Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 33, 12515 Corporate Dr.

May 18, 2018: Lakewood, Colo.
Holiday Inn Lakewood, 7390 West Hampden Ave.

June 8, 2018: Indianapolis, Ind.
LaQuinta Inn & Suites, 5120 Victory Dr.

June 8, 2018: Cheektowaga, N.Y.
Holiday Inn Buffalo (Airport), 4600 Genesee St.

June 15, 2018: Billings, Mont.
Hilton Garden Inn., 2465 Grant Rd.

June 15, 2018: Dorchester, Mass.
Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall, 1157 Adams St.

June 22, 2018: Tinley Park, Ill.
Tinley Park Convention Center, 18451 Convention Center Dr.

June 22, 2018: Fort Worth, Texas
Courtyard Fort Worth University Drive, 3150 Riverfront Dr.

Monday, April 23, 2018
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