18th Annual Conference of the National Association of the
State Highway and Transportation Unions
Call for 18th Annual National Conference
Please Join us for the 18th Annual NASHTU Conference!
. April 24-26, 2017, Washington, D.C.
Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Ranking Member of House T&I Subcommittee on Highways and Transit says a few words at the 2016 NASHTU Congressional Reception.
The National Association of State Highway and Transportation Unions (NASHTU) is a respected, national voice dedicated to advancing the interests of transportation department workers throughout the country.
The NASHTU Conference provides an important opportunity for transportation unions to come together and strategize how to best serve our members and deliver safe, cost-effective transportation projects for taxpayers.
With a new Administration and Republican majorities in both the House and Senate, transportation labor organizations will no doubt face challenges. This spring, the expected debate on a new infrastructure investment proposal is likely to get underway just as NASHTU delegates are arriving in D.C. This presents a good opportunity for NASHTU members to be heard by their Members of Congress on the need for new, sustainable revenue for transportation programs.
NASHTU is planning an impressive agenda for this year’s conference including addresses from Members of Congress, U.S. DOT officials, good government advocacy groups, labor leaders, transportation industry experts, and many others. NASHTU conference attendees will also hear presentations on ways we can fight policies that encourage outsourcing and privatization both in our states and at the federal level.
NASHTU conference attendees will also have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with their state’s Congressional Representatives and Senators during our lobbying portion of the conference. These Hill visits allow NASHTU members to lobby for NASHTU’s legislative priorities to make transportation programs more cost-effective and safe.
Registration for the 2017 NASHTU Conference is now closed. Questions about the 2017 NASHTU Conference? Please contact: Chelsea Merrill (firstname.lastname@example.org)
17th Annual Conference of the National Association of
State Highway and Transportation Unions (NASHTU) 2016
The 17th Annual NASHTU Conference was held May 16-18, 2016 in Washington, D.C. NASHTU attendees heard remarks from Reps. John Garamendi (D-CA) and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), who are both Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. In addition, NASHTU Members attended a fascinating panel presentation that included one of the attorneys who advised the California Teachers Association (CTA) on the Friedrichs’ case, which challenged unions’ rights to collect fees for representation. The U.S. Supreme Court in March affirmed the Ninth Circuit’s ruling in favor of CTA by a non-precedent setting 4-4 tie vote, but the issue is expected to be raised again when a ninth Justice is confirmed to the Court. The panel also discussed ongoing threats to public sector unions, shared strategies for fighting legal challenges, and boosting union membership.
NASHTU attendees also heard more details about the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), the recently passed five-year surface transportation funding authorization. NASHTU celebrated a hard-won victory when the FAST Act was passed into law without outsourcing mandates or incentives despite repeated attempts by consulting firms and their Congressional allies to include such provisions.
For the full 2016 Conference Proceedings, click here.