Board Of Directors/Legislative Directors,
I understand there have been some issues with registering. I have been on the phone for hours with reservations and we are working through the problems. They are having technical difficulties with the 800 number I gave you. In the interim I suggest you use the link, or you can call 888-224-8087 or the Hotel direct 787 721-0303 and press 1 for reservations.
Our Block Code is NYSA 21
I see that some of you have registered for the Annual Conference and that is a good thing.
However I also see that some of you have registered for more than one room under the same reservation number. I have no way of knowing what room/person is to receive credit for the 4 days. So again I am asking you to send me an email with the name of the person you want to receive the four days. Only 3 presidents have done so thus far.
There is much work that has to be done once the conference starts in order to make things run smoothly. I prefer to not spend hours trying to reconcile the final bill. I should not have to drive the reservation people crazy with last minute adjustments. If you want to receive the 4 Days credit send me the name as soon as you register. Organizing this conference is a huge undertaking that requires many hours and days of work on mine and the treasurers part.
I have stressed over and over the importance of every union in NYSPEC sending me a Memo in Opposition to the Single Payer Legislation I have committed to theLegislative Leaders verbally and in writing that every union in NYSPEC is opposed to the Rivera/Gottfried legislation as it is written. To date I have received 40 out of 80 Memos in Opposition. Currently there is a majority of support in the Senate and the Assembly. If this legislation should pass we will have ourselves to blame. I just last week mailed out 215 letters to all the Assembly and Senate members stating our opposition. I also emailed all of them the letter and MIO from NYSPEC. I realize all of you have unions to run so I try to make life as easy as possible for all of you when I have to request something from you.
I was happy to see the initial response of registrations. I urge all of you to register as soon as possible. I look forward to seeing all of you at the conference. We have much to discuss in planning our 2022 legislative agenda.
Peter D. Meringolo