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2020 TAUC Leadership Conference - CANCELLED

Tuesday, May 12 - Friday, May 15, 2020
Meritage Resort and Spa
875 Bordeaux Way [map]
Napa, CA 94558

TAUC’s Leadership Conference brings together all parties of the union construction and maintenance industry, providing the latest information on trends, problem-solving strategies and perspectives to advance our industry.

TAUC has made the difficult decision to CANCEL the 2020 TAUC Leadership Conference,
previously scheduled for May 12-15 in Napa, California.

Federal, state and local governments have all issued warnings and restrictions on traveling and gathering in large groups over the next several weeks to slow the spread of COVID-19.

While no one knows what the future holds or what the world will look like in mid-May, we have determined that canceling the conference is the wisest and most prudent course of action.

Again, your safety comes first, and it always will.


The Association of Union Constructors is pleased to present the 2020 TAUC Leadership Conference. The leadership conference will be held May 12-15, 2020 at the Meritage Resort and Spa located at 875 Bordeaux Way in Napa, California.

We encourage our members and affiliates to attend this year's conference to take advantage of the numerous educational and networking opportunities.

As the national trade association for the union construction industry, TAUC strives to create and deliver events that capture the energy of the dynamic union construction market and offer necessary opportunities for union contractors, industrial business owners and union representatives to learn and network with fellow construction professionals. TAUC events are a means of advancing the union construction industry's collective interests in safety and health, labor relations, education, innovation and technology, and work opportunities.

If you've never attended a TAUC Leadership Conference, you can expect a full roster of high-quality speakers as well as numerous networking opportunities -- gourmet meals, a gala reception and dance, to name just a few. The conference also hosts the James J. Willis Craftsperson of the Year Award, Thomas J. Reynolds Safety Awards, and the new Joseph R. La Rocca Project of the Year Award presentations, three of the industry's most prestigious award programs.

The 2020 TAUC Annual Union-Made Golf Tournament will be held on Thursday, May 14th. Registration for this event includes: 18 holes of golf, cart, custom golf balls, swag bag, lunch, and various opportunities to win prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, etc.

Please join us in Napa, California for the 2020 TAUC Leadership Conference!

The registration deadline is April 17, 2020.

TAUC Governing Members

TAUC Local Employer Organization Members

TAUC Affiliate Members

TAUC Regular Members



Additional Family Member(s)
(i.e. children 12 to 18 years old)
$400.00 per child

The registration deadline is April 17, 2020.

TAUC Governing Members

TAUC Local Employer Organization Members

TAUC Affiliate Members

TAUC Regular Members



Additional Family Member(s)
(i.e. children 12 to 18 years old)
$400.00 per child


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

TAUC Executive Committee Meeting
TAUC Customer Caucus Meeting
TAUC Environmental Health and Safety Committee Meeting
TAUC Industrial Relations Committee Meeting
TAUC Innovation and Technology Committee Meeting
TAUC Local Employer Organization Meeting
Welcome Reception for All TAUC Leadership Conference Attendees

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Opening Session
Association Elections
Thomas J. Reynolds Safety Awards Luncheon
TAUC Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, May 14, 2020
General Session
Association Business
TAUC Annual Union-Made Golf Tournament
TAUC Leadership Conference Gala Reception, Dinner and Dance
Joseph R. LaRocca Project of the Year Award
James J. Willis Craftperson of the Year Award

Friday, May 15, 2020
Farewell Breakfast

Related Web Pages and Sites:
TAUC Membership - Pay Dues
Website: Meritage Resort and Spa
Reservation Link - Meritage Resort and Spa
Reservation Link - Vista Collina at Meritage Resort & Spa
More Information - TAUC Leadership Conference

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Registration Includes:

Registration fees include all scheduled business functions.

A name badge will be issued to all paid registrants and will be your admittance to all business functions.

Only members in good standing will be eligible for discounted member rates when registering for the 2020 TAUC Leadership Conference.

TAUC membership dues are due by January 31, 2020.

The registration deadline is April 17, 2020.


Who Should Attend:

The 2020 TAUC Leadership Conference is open to anyone with a vested interest in the enhancement and advancement of union construction.

Specifically, the 2020 TAUC Leadership Conference is designed to be a premiere networking event for industrial business owners, union contractors and labor representatives.

Meeting Attire:

Attire for the 2020 TAUC Leadership Conference is resort casual for all meetings and social events, EXCEPT for the Gala Reception, Dinner and Dance. This event is sport coat and dress slacks or suit for the gentlemen, and dresses or suits for the ladies.

Golf Attire: Golf courses and Driving Range require collared shirts for men and appropriate golfing shorts (no cargo or athletic shorts). Sleeveless golf blouses with collars are permissible for ladies as is other appropriate golf attire. Golf shoes must have non-metal spikes and shirt tails must be tucked in at all times.

The average high temperature during May in Napa, California is 76°F with an average low of 49°F, so please bring the appropriate clothing for outside evening activities.

Cancellation and Other Policies:

Registration can be cancelled, and your registration fee refunded in full, if written cancellation is received in The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) office on or before April 17, 2020. If cancelled after this date you will forfeit your registration fee or as an alternative option you are welcome to send a substitute or replacement.


Is Media Allowed?


General Hotel Information:


Meritage Resort and Spa
875 Bordeaux Way
Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (707) 251-1900

Click on the below reservation link to book your hotel accommodations for this year's Leadership Conference.

RESERVATION LINK - MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=60232&Chain=15889&arrive=5%2f11%2f2020&depart=5%2f15%2f2020&adult=1&child=0&group=5346541

RESERVATION LINK - VISTA COLLINA AT MERITAGE RESORT AND SPA: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=2024&Chain=15889&arrive=5%2f11%2f2020&depart=5%2f15%2f2020&adult=1&child=0&group=6486654

Acres of sun-soaked hillside vineyards. Beautiful accommodations near the top things to do in Napa, paired with luxurious amenities. Indulgent spa treatments in the serenity of an underground Estate Cave. The best of Napa Valley’s legendary wineries only moments away. The Meritage Resort and Spa blends relaxed elegance with warm hospitality to bring you the ultimate Napa Valley experience. The concierge team will be happy to help you coordinate your one-of-a-kind wine country experience.

Highlights include:
• Private nine-acre vineyard with walking trails
• World-class spa
• Crush Lounge with six lanes of bowling
• The Village – offering nine tasting rooms from craft winemakers and breweries
• Pool, whirlpool and fitness center with stunning vineyard views

The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) has reserved a block of guestrooms for arrival on Monday, 5/11/20 and departure on Friday, 5/15/20. Reference TAUC Leadership Conference room block to receive the negotiated guestroom rate. A confirmation letter with details of the reservation as well as the cancellation policy will be sent electronically to each guest at time of booking.

$279 per night, plus 15.3% Occupancy tax or applicable taxes at the time of arrival. One king bed or two queen-size beds; single or double occupancy. A Resort Fee of $25 per room, per night includes: a complimentary bottle of wine per stay, two daily bottles of water, use of the Hotel's fitness studio, basic internet access, in-room coffee and tea, daily electronic newspaper access via PressReader, unlimited local and toll-free phone calls, Meritage Resort valet and self-parking, evening shuttle to downtown Napa and Shuttle to Eagle Vines and Chardonnay Golf Courses (using Hotel vehicles only).

A deposit equal to one night's room & tax will be taken at time of booking.

Individual reservations cancelled twenty-one (21) days or less prior to arrival will be subject to a one night’s room cancellation fee.

Children under 18 stay free. Additional charge of $50 for children 18 years and older.

CHECK-IN: 4:00 pm
CHECK-OUT: 11:00 am


Travel Information:

The Sacramento International Airport (SMF) is the closest international airport, which is a little over one hour away from the resort.

San Francisco International Airport, Oakland International Airport, and the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport are also all options to fly into although further from the resort.

For more information please contact:

Ms. Gwen Jackson
Meetings & Events Manager
The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
Phone: (703) 524-3336 x111
Fax: (703) 524-3364
Email: gjackson@tauc.org