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How to Sign the Book During COVID-19


Solidarity Through Safety

Our actions affect our IBEW sisters and brothers at work, and our families at home. If you are looking, free vaccines are available at vaccinate.wi.gov for ages 5 and older. Boosters are also available for adults. The December IBEW 159 newsletter was emailed and mailed out yesterday, and is archived on this site. It includes Q&A and info links. In the October Electrical Worker our International President urges IBEW members to protect ourselves and one another, and shares IBEW members’ reasons why they got their shot. Stay well, stay safe.

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Union Busting

In case you missed it: John Oliver on union busting.
Calls it the way he sees it. Along with a spoonful of humor, and banger videos.

Speaking of union busting, Starbucks workers are looking at forming a union. The coffee chain has nearly 9,000 stores in the U.S. Read about their board of directors.

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IBEW Monthly Political Newsletter

View this document, and past issues here

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Thanksgiving Week

Thursday, November 25, is a holiday.
Friday, November 26, is a regular day.

See your contract for details:
Inside CBA, Section 3.02 (E)
VDV CBA, Section 3.06
Residential CBA, Section 3.01 (C)
Stockperson CBA, Section 3.01
Local 159 office closed Friday.

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Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, November 15 – 21

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Registered Apprenticeship is more than a job, it is a pathway to a family-sustaining career. Apprentices earn while they learn, with benefits, through on-the-job training and classroom instruction.
Meet some IBEW 159 apprentices

Apprenticeships in the trades last 3-5 years. When an apprentice tops out, they have money in the bank, and money put away toward retirement, instead of debt from student loans. Learn more about the trades at Building Trades Council of SC Wisconsin
Learn about Apprenticeship in Wisconsin
Apprenticeship Week Events

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