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What's New at IBEW 159
February Newsletter is Here

The February news is in your email inbox, and here, under Member Resources (at left). The US Mail version will arrive soon (contact the office to sign up for the electronic version). For a quick preview of February events, visit the Facebook page

The Polar Plunge is February 13 at Willow Island, Alliant Energy Center, Madison. Plunge or pledge! See newsletter for details. Contact the office to pledge or plunge (608) 255-2989, or

NEW Continuing Education course schedule
The schedule for February - April 2016 classes is now posted under Member Resources, Class Offerings. Click here, to view. Please register promptly, to ensure classes will run.
Primary Election is February 16

The Primary Election is Tuesday, February 16. Everyone votes in statewide primary for Wisconsin Supreme Court. At the January union meeting, IBEW Local 159 voted to endorse Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme Court,    *All Polling Places are open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Municipalities may also have local races on their ballots. Have you moved? Are you registered to vote? Do you know where to vote? Find out at Or call 1-866-VOTE-WIS. You can register to vote at your polling place, the day you vote. *Voter ID:  All Voters must now show an approved form of identification to vote. A current Wisconsin driver license is the most common form of ID. The license does NOT have to show your current address to be a valid voter ID. Learn more at, and  If you are updating your registration, anywhere, bring proof of your current residence (a utility bill, paycheck, government document or check, etc.) Learn about all proof of residence documents at

"Right-Now" News Items from Local 159 and Apprenticeship Office

Details also posted on IBEW Local 159 Facebook page. (You do not have to belong to Facebook to see this.)

News Items from 159 and Apprenticeship Office:

-->Just in from Apprenticeship Office
Need more people for OSHA 30 class, begins Feb 2.
Please sign up ASAP (by Jan 22) at (608) 221-3321.

-->At the January Union Meeting

Members voted to send people to two upcoming conferences:

1) IBEW Int'l Women's Conference, Feb 24-27, in LA. and

** CONTACT office directly if interested. *By Friday, Jan 22, for the IO event ***

2) Nat'l Conf for Women in the Trades, April 29-May 1, Chicago.

-->Members also voted to endorse Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Vote Feb 16.

-->Saturday, Jan 23: Voter Information and Registration event at all Madison Public Libraries AND also at Oregon, Stoughton, Verona, Waunakee libraries. Sponsored by Dane County Voter ID Coalition.

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Monthly Membership Meeting
Feb 11, 2016
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Feb 18, 2016
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Executive Board Meeting
Feb 22, 2016
Local 159 Office 4903 Commerce Ct. McFarland,WI. 53558
Education Committee Meeting
Feb 25, 2016
Apprenticeship Office 2730 Dairy Drive Madison,WI. 53718
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Mar 10, 2016
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