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There are 3 calls for tonight.

Staff Electric needs 2 inside JW's for a short call.Job starts 4/25/2017,must have a WI state JW license,2 forms of ID, and a voided check for payroll.

FPD Power needs 1 inside JW for a long call, this call is for a certified welder. Pre-Employment drug and alcohol screening will be performed on site.Must have steel-toe boots

FPD Power needs 3 inside JW's for a long call.
Both FPD Power calls are for Portage power house,job starts 4/26/2017. Pre-Employment drug and alcohol screening will be performed on site.Must have steel-toe boots. .If interested, Call the job line (608) 255-0169
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April 21, 2017
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
This letter is to notify the membership of a specially called meeting under Article XV Sec 1 of the IBEW Constitution and Article II Sec 2 of the Local 159 Bylaws being called by the Business Manager. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on a proposed contract for the Inside Wireman Agreement and Stock Person Agreement. These are the only items that can be discussed and voted on at the specially called meeting.
Date: Thursday May 4, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm
Location: IBEW Local 159 Hall 4903 Commerce Ct, McFarland, WI
Contract Proposal Inside Wireman Agreement: (Proposed changes in the current contract)
1. Article I Section 1.01 – Term of Agreement will be 3 years (June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2020)
2. Article II Section 2.01 – added “Nothing in this Section shall be construed so as to require the Employer to violate any applicable law.”
3. Article II Section 2.12 The employer shall have the right to call a Foreman by name provided:
A.) The employee has not quit his previous employer within the last 30 days.
B.) The employer shall notify the Business Manager in writing of the name of the individual who is to be requested for employment as a Foreman and provided the name appears on the highest priority group, the Business Manager shall refer said Foreman.
C.) When an employee is called as a Foreman, he must remain as a Foreman for 1,000 hours or must receive a reduction in force.
4. Article III Section 3.02(G) – The rule of no overtime worked without Union permission when 7% or more are unemployed will be raised to 10% and the rule will have a moratorium on it for the next three years.
5. Article III Section 3.06 – 3.2% pay increase each year (Year 1 – $1.79; Year 2 - $1.85; Year 3 - $1.91)
6. Article III Section 3.27 – delete “by April 1, 2014” from the section saying all Journeymen must possess a WI State Electrical License.
Contract Proposal Stock Person Agreement: (Proposed changes in the current contract)
1. Article I Section 1.01 – Term of Agreement will be 3 years (June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2020)

This letter also serves as the notice that at the next regularly scheduled meeting of May 11, 2017 there shall be a vote on the distribution of any wage increase, whether from ratification of the contract by the membership or CIR decision.
In Solidarity,
Michael Grassy
Business Manager, IBEW Local 159

NOTE: THE SPECIAL MEETING WILL BE AT THE IBEW 159 HALL IN MCFARLAND!!!!!

BIG THANKS TO THE NEGOTIATION TEAM - GREG STORKSON,MIKE GRASSY, SHANE GIBSON, VINCENT SCHAAF, DAVE BOETCHER, BRAIN MURPHY, KYLE KRENZ , JOHN JACOBS
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The two Staff VDV calls were filled from VDV book-1 #4 and VDV book-3 #7 ... See MoreSee Less

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The Nickles short calls were filled from book -1 # 13,and #22 ... See MoreSee Less

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