All union members are invited to the UAPD Triennial Convention and 40th Anniversary Celebration in San Francisco on November 2-3, 2012.

To attend, send back the registration form that has been mailed to your home or REGISTER ONLINE HERE.  Exact event times are listed on both registration forms.

All events are free for UAPD members.  Members are responsible for paying their own hotel and transportation costs, though UAPD will cover those costs for stewards, bargaining team members, board members, and elected delegates.  If you have a question about whether you qualify, contact your labor representative.

What is the Triennial Convention?

As required by the UAPD bylaws, every three years the Union holds a statewide meeting that brings together elected delegates from all sectors of the union.  All UAPD members are welcome to attend the Triennial Convention, but only the elected delegates may vote on the matters at hand.  Any UAPD member hoping to serve as a delegate to the Triennial Convention must be nominated by three other UAPD members before August 3, 2012.  Here is a Delegate Nomination Petition to print out and return by fax or mail and here is more information about the delegate election process.

In addition, any UAPD member can submit resolutions to the Triennial Convention.  All resolutions must be received before the October 3, 2012 deadline and will be considered by the UAPD Resolutions Committee in advance of the Triennial Convention.  Here is a Proposed Resolution Form to print out and return by fax or mail.

More Events Than Ever Before

In recent years, UAPD has expanded the Triennial Convention into a weekend of member-focused activities.  This year, on the morning of Friday, November 2nd, there will be a free CME/CE course entitled “Addiction and Recovery:  Strategies for Practitioners.”   Experts in the field will give frank advice about how physicians, dentists, and others might approach this exceedingly complex topic.  The full course description and list of presenters will be sent in August, but members can reserve a seat now by using the online registration form.

On Friday afternoon there will be statewide membership meetings for each UAPD sector (State BU 16, CSU, County and Clinic, Private Practice, Retirees).  This is an opportunity for very focused discussions with staff members, elected leaders, and colleagues from around the state.

To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of UAPD, there will be a reception Friday evening featuring the music of the Swingin’ Blue Stars of the U.S.S. Hornet.  UAPD is also lining up a number of special guests to participate in our Friday and Saturday events — previous speakers at UAPD functions have included John Garamendi, Gavin Newsom, and Jerry Brown.

Register Online for the Triennial Convention