Take Kids Fishing Day – June 4

This is the perfect opportunity to introduce youngsters to the benefits of fishing and the abundance of public access opportunities available in our community. Each registered kid will receive a fishing pole that is his or hers to keep, so register the kids, grab your camera and get ready for a fun day at Vilas Park! Be sure to join us after the event for a picnic-style lunch.
This event is free and open to the public, but it is limited to the first 150 kids. All participants must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperon. Please pre-register by Friday, May 20.

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Workers Independent News

At a recent monthly membership meeting we voted to donate some money to this great news service, so check it out!

Workers Independent News has recently been accepted onto NPR’s Public Radio Satellite Service, which distributes audio content to over 400 NPR stations across the country. WIN is beginning a campaign to convince as many NPR affiliates as possible to air the material, and at some point, may call on members of IBEW 159 to put listener pressure on our local WPR stations to do just that!

Until then, you can click on “WIN In Your Inbox” at www.laborradio.org, and write “Send me WIN” to get the daily headlines in your email.

Workers Independent News

Welcome to the new site!

Members have been issued new usernames and passwords. This new login information was emailed to you at the address you had registered with the old site. Your old login information will not work.

If you are having problems, your username should be Firstname.Lastname as you reported when you first registered. If you lost the email that was sent out, try resetting your password by clicking “forgot password.”

If you are still having problems, contact the hall and we can help you with a password reset.

Thanks.…

Vote on April 5th!

your_vote_counts_button_31April 5, Spring Primary Election – Statewide!

Polls will be open 7:00am-8:00pm, statewide, on Tuesday, April 5.

You can also vote early at your municipal clerk’s office, from now through Friday, April 1.

Do you have a valid Wisconsin drivers license or Wisconsin photo ID? You will need it to vote.

Voter ID info for everyone (including seniors and college students).

Local 159 has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, and Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme Court. There are also many local races on the ballot. Locate your polling place and sample ballot by clicking here.

Who are the candidates, and where do they stand on the issues? Check out the Candidates’ Answers.

The City of Madison still needs to hire poll workers.… Read more...

Poll Workers Needed for April 5 Election

The City of Madison still needs to fill nearly 400 shifts for the April 5 election.

As of today, they are hiring Dane County residents to work at the polls.

Sign up online at www.cityofmadison.com/EO.  The website says you must be a Madison resident but, given the number of vacancies, they are now hiring Dane County residents.

There are three shifts available:

  1. 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (a.m. shift)
  2. 1 p.m. to close (p.m. shift)
  3. 6 a.m. to close (double shift)