New York 2011
New York, New York
Hotel: Grand Hyatt New York
Rate: Rates valid Saturday, July 2, through Wednesday, July 6, based upon availability.
Reservation deadline: June 9, 2011
Parking: Valet parking: $47 for up to 6 hours,
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Car rental information:
Overflow hotel: The Roosevelt Hotel
Rate: Rates valid Friday, July 1, through Saturday, July 9, based upon availability.
Reservation deadline: June 11, 2011
Parking: Valet parking: $55 per day;
UTU Meeting Registration:
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Meeting agenda: New York
6th Annual Scott Belden
Those attending the New York regional meeting may wish to consider alternative parking. Two websites are available that list parking rates at facilities in the general area of the host hotel that are much lower than the rates at the regional meeting hotels. For alternative parking information, visit www.nyc.centralparking.com or www.nyc.bestparking.com.
See all the sights that make the “Big Apple” so special — Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Macys, Chinatown, SoHo, Greenwich Village, Little Italy and much, much more. You will also visit some very famous locations of many movie and television shows. Be prepared for some entertainment trivia. Lunch included.
Visit the Statue of Liberty, which has been welcoming visitors to our shores for more than 110 years. The bronze sculpture stands 151 feet tall on top of an 80-foot pedestal. A short boat will also take you to the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, which pays tribute to all of the brave individuals who fled oppression to start over in the New World. Lunch included.
Hazmat Awareness Training
UTU members who work around hazardous materials are encouraged to attend an all-day DOT Hazardous Material Awareness Course being conducted by the National Labor College the day prior to the official start of San Antonio and New York regional meetings. This educational opportunity will allow members to learn more about working safety around or with dangerous substances.
National Labor College (NLC) hazmat staff peer trainers – North Carolina State Legislative Director Dickie Westbrook, International Representative for Strategic Planning and CSX District Safety Chairperson Billy Moye, Local 1138 Chairperson Yvonne Hayes and Local 1886 President and Legislative Representative Charlie Jones – will oversee and direct the training.
They will be assisted by North Carolina Assistant State Legislative Director Glenn Lamm, CSX-L&N GO-513 Secretary and Local 762 (Montgomery, Ala.) President Dale Barnett Jr., both senior regional peer trainers from the National Labor College’s hazmat program.
“UTU members will learn more in this workshop than the railroads will teach them in their entire career,” Westbrook said. “We will condense almost everything from a five-day hazmat course into an eight-hour course.”
Attendees will learn to use the federally mandated emergency response guide; how to respond when dangerous chemicals are present; how to identify hazmat-carrying rail cars; the most effective way to react to leaks and spills; how chemicals affect the human body; FRA rules and jurisdiction versus OSHA rules and jurisdiction, and how to protect themselves and others in the event of a hazmat emergency, Moye said.
Training will be held at both regional meeting hotel sites. NLC staff peer trainers will facilitate and mentor new NLC regional peer trainers presenting the full eight-hour Rail Workers DOT HAZMAT Awareness Course. The courses will be held on Sunday June 19, in San Antonio, Texas, and Sunday, July 3, in New York, N.Y., with both beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Because space it limited, participants are reminded that this is an all-day session and to enroll early or space available on site.
To enroll, send your name, local number, e-mail address and telephone number, to UTU Regional Meeting — Hazmat Program, 24950 Country Club Blvd., Suite 340, North Olmsted, OH 44070-5333, or register online here.