Day 1 of the 51st CBTU International Convention lived up to the high expectations of the 800 delegates who packed the California Ballroom yesterday. The energy in the ballroom lifted all of the speakers. Here's a few soundbites from President Joe Biden, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-17), and CBTU President Terry Melvin.
Remembering Harold Burke The CBTU family suffered a major loss since our last convention in 2021. Harold Burke, who served as the Audio-Video Manager at CBTU conventions and conferences, joined the ancestors last October. For 30 years, Harold oversaw the live presentation and recording of most convention speakers, panels and awards dinners. He loved being a part of serious Black working people taking care of serious business. Harold's expertise and his warm, infectious smile will be sorely missed by the AV crew, the convention staff and the delegates. We love and respect him so much. We honor Harold's legacy at this 51st International CBTU Convention by upholding his standard of excellence.
Per the CBTU Constitution Article V, youth registration fee will be one half the delegate registration fee for ages 18 and under or students 21 and under. Please bring student ID for ages 18-21. Youth registration does not include childcare services. Registration fees include ALL youth conference activities.
MINIMUM age for youth registration is 8 years old.. Please complete one form per person. Copies are acceptable.. Online registration must be paid by credit/debit card only PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE-April 20, 2022 Registrations received after that date will be processed at on-site registration.
PRE-REGISTRATION CANCELLATION POLICY
Requests for CBTU convention registration refunds must be received in writing by close of business April 30, 2022. Fees will be refunded, less a $20 processing fee, if cancellation or change resulting in a refund is received in writing no later than April 30, 2022. No requests for refunds will be accepted after this date. DO NOT send convention refund requests to the hotel..
All fees for conference registration and women's luncheon must be paid by union check, traveler's, check, money order or cashier's check, made payable to CBTU. On-site registration must be paid by cash or credit card. Personal checks are NOT accepted.
Guests will not be seated in the Delegates Section.
Guests must sit in designated areas.
Convention participants must adhere to CBTU and California State/Municipal COVID-19 Protocols Failure to comply will result in ejection from the convention with no refund.
Given the continuing community transmission of COVID-19 and the presence of new and emerging variants, The Coalitions of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) per Los Angeles County are required to have a layered approach to prevention that includes masking indoors, and proof of full vaccination with verification of Identification.
A person is fully vaccinated for COVID-19: two weeks or more after they have received their second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer or Moderna), two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson/Janssen), or two weeks after receipt. Because the Convention is an indoor event with 500 to 1000 attendees we must comply with the LA City
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