2012 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance


2012 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance

The 2012 AFL-CIO Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance will be held January 12 – 16 in Detroit, Michigan.  The conference registration fee is $150 until October 31, with late registration at $180 from November 1 to November 30. On-line registration and refund deadlines are November 30, 2011.

The Observance will be held at the MotorCity Casino Hotel.  Lodging for Observance participants is available at the MotorCity Casino Hotel with rooms available at $129 plus 15 percent tax per night (parking included); and the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel, at $119 plus 15 percent tax per night (parking is $10).  Complimentary transportation will be provided between the two hotels.

Conference registration and hotel reservations can be made on-line at http://www.aflcio.org/issues/civilrights/index_2012.cfm.  We encourage you to register today.

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