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Union Meeting this Week

Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 5:30 pm.

Union Meeting, at Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., second floor.
*Labor Temple requests masks for un-vaccinated, and encourages all to wear masks.
*Please invite new members, to get sworn in.
We welcome and want to introduce everyone.
*Show your current yellow union dues receipt at door, for entry. Stay safe. See you Thursday.



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Wage Allocation Survey Results

Greetings 159 Family,
Here is the breakdown of the wage and benefit package for all three agreements. Thank you to everyone who participated in having their voice heard. The one real benefit of using the survey was the significant increase in members voting. (Nearly 600 members voted.) I know we have all made a lot of adjustments and have had to be flexible on many matters throughout COVID. I truly appreciate the willingness and cooperation of our members to keep forging ahead together, no matter what obstacles we faced.
Thank you.
Sue Blue, Business Manager IBEW 159


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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Every day is a good time to be kind. To others. To ourselves.
If someone is struggling, there are many resources available, including:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800) 273-TALK (8255)
National Youth Crisis Hotline (800) 442-HOPE (4673)
Wisconsin Hopeline (immediate emotional support)
Text “HOPELINE” to 741741

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline (800) 662-4357

National Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799−SAFE (7233)


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Nurses Week 2021


Riding the wave of their March contract with UnityPoint-Meriter, the SEIU Health Care Wisconsin union nurses rallied at the Capitol on May 8, to speak out on behalf of UW Hospital health care workers, and all health care workers. The UW health care workers’ union fell victim to Act 10, during the Scott Walker administration. The future of UW workers remains unclear, but the assembled nurses sent a strong message, on behalf of all health care workers seeking union support. Meriter is currently the only Madison hospital where nurses enjoy union representation.
Meriter Nurses’ Success
In March 2021, after fruitless attempts to bargain for a contract that would address their concerns, more than 850 UnityPoint-Meriter Hospital nurses were prepared to strike. … Read more... “Nurses Week 2021”

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