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10.05.16

IFPTE Delegates Attend MTD 70th Convention

IFPTE Local 121’s Jamie Hiranaka and Ben Toyama joined IFPTE President Greg Junemann and Legislative Director Matt Biggs at the 70th Convention of the Metal Trades Department in Las Vegas.

The convention, which convenes every five years, established the agenda for the MTD over the next five years, and saw the election of Jimmy Hart as the President of the MTD, along with the election of the MTD board. Hart took over as President on October 6th upon the retirement of former President Ron Ault who retired.

The convention highlights included speeches from AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Admiral Thomas Moore among others. Matt Biggs, IFPTE's Legislative/Political Director, also addressed convention delegates discussing the challenging legislative environment that unions have faced on Capitol Hill during the current 114th Congress.

View the full list of convention speakers and President Trumka’s comments to the delegates.

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