Save the Date for the 25th Annual UPTE-CWA 9119 Convention
January 17 - 19, 2015

upte The 25th annual UPTE convention will take place Saturday, January 17 through Monday, January 19, 2015. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza, which is located at 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA. Click here for directions.

UPTE’s annual convention is the meeting of the highest body of UPTE. All members are invited to attend and help to chart the course of UPTE for the coming year. If you want to attend as an official delegate from your campus local, please contact your local to find out about the delegate selection process and schedule.

Please submit any additional questions to

Important Dates for the Convention:

Written Amendments: November 17, 2014
Proposed written amendments submitted to the Executive Board for simple majority vote of the delegates to be adopted must be submitted by November 17, 2014. Submit an amendment to

Lodging Reservations: December 15, 2014
Locals are to make reservations for convention lodging at the Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza. Room block available for UPTE until December 15, 2014

Group Code is AUP
Group Name is University Professional and Technical Employees UPTE
Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329) or clicking this booking link.

Written Resolutions: December 19, 2014
Resolutions received in the systemwide office prior to December 19, 2014 will be included in the delegate packets. For resolutions that do not arrive at the systemwide office before that date, please bring sufficient copies for all delegates. Submit resolutions to

Child Care Requests: January 5, 2015
Child care request forms
submitted to Systemwide office by January 5, 2015

Written Amendments (2/3 vote required): January 7, 2015
After November 17, 2014, proposed amendments must have consent of the majority of convention delegates to be considered, and will require a 2/3 vote of the delegates to be adopted. Any amendments received at the systemwide office prior to January 7, 2015 will be included in the convention packets of all attendees. After January 7, 2015, individuals must supply sufficient copies for the delegates. Submit an amendment to

Delegate Credentials to Systemwide: January 07, 2015
Locals submit delegate credentials form to systemwide office by January 07, 2015

Convention Agenda:

The agenda will not be final until shortly before the convention begins, but following is a description of what you can expect to experience:


Saturday 10:00 am – 11:15am:          

Saturday 11:30 am – 12:30pm:          
Guest Speaker - "Our Wal-Mart"

Saturday 12:30pm – 2 pm:           
Solidarity action at local Wal-Mart / Lunch

Saturday 2:15 pm – 5:30 pm:                
Workshop Sessions 1 and 2.

Saturday 7:00pm:                          
Dinner at local restaurants


Sunday 8 am – 9:30 am:          
Workshop Session 3.

Sunday 9:45 am – 10:45 am:          
Keynote Speaker

Sunday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm:          
Committee Meetings

Sunday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:          
Lunch with featured speaker

Sunday 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm:          
Workshop Session 3.

Sunday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm:          
Committee Meetings

Sunday evening:                    
Banquet dinner


Monday 9:00 am – 11:00 am: 
Unit caucuses (RX/TX, HX, 99, DOE Labs)

Monday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: 
Awards and 25-year presentations

Monday 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm:          
Lunch with featured speaker

Monday 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm:          
Committee Meetings

Monday 3:00 pm: 
Adjourn, return home, and organize!


Tentative Workshop List:

  • Health and Safety/Stewarding
  • Next Generation
  • UPTE 101
  • Pension and Benefits
  • How to run a successful meeting
  • Mobilizing
  • What is an AP and why organize
  • COPE/Political Action
  • Organizing Institute