For Union Officials
This year we mark the 60th anniversary of the RRB's Informational Conference Program, which 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 (PDF)
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 general examples.
In addition to the program booklet, conference attendees receive an informational kit full of handouts and other helpful materials. Online and downloadable versions of items included with conference kits are available on our Educational Materials webpage. Union officials may use the order form to request printed copies of conference materials.
Informational Conference Program - Register Online
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 return the paper form* included with your invitation to your local RRB field office via mail or fax upon completion. (No need to mail or fax a form to your local RRB field office when you register online.)
- Note.-- Please bring photo identification for entry to Federal buildings. No weapons allowed.
- Our informational conference program is intended for rail labor officials only, and space is limited. If you plan on attending with your spouse or another guest, please indicate so in the designated fields on your registration form.
- Though informational conferences are not open to the public, we hold a similar program specifically designed for employees and spouses within five years of retirement. Visit our Pre-Retirement Seminar webpage for details.
September 28, 2017: Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Boulevard, Plainview, New York
September 29, 2017: Embassy Suites Parsippany, 909 Parsippany Boulevard, Parsippany, New Jersey
October 20, 2017: Greater PA Regional Council of Carpenters Union Hall, 650 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
October 27, 2017: Sheet Metal Workers #19 Union Hall, 1301 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
December 8, 2017: Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport, 6401 Veteran’s Memorial Boulevard, Metairie, Louisiana
December 8, 2017: Embassy Suites – USF/Near Busch Gardens - Magnolia Room, 3705 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, Florida
*To register the old-fashioned way, print a registration form to complete, then mail or fax to your local RRB field office.