Committee Information

Appeals Committee

Meets when needed

IBEW 159 Tim Bates President

NECA 

Neutral Third Party

Contact:
Audit Committee

Meets quarterly

Dave Morris

Eileen Stuntebeck

Anthony DiChristina

Contact: Office Manager
Building Committee

Meets when needed

Business Manager Mike Killian

Contact: Mike Killian
Building Trades Council of South Central WI

Wednesdays, 9:00am

Mike Killian

Dave Boetcher

Josh Stern
http://btrades.com/

Contact:
Education Committee

Doug Coddington

Sam Everly

Tim Bates

Pablo Baxter

First Thursday, 4:30pm

Committee is now meeting in person again at the Hall

Contact: Sam Everly
Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC 159)

Fourth Thursday, 5:00pm

Shaun Daniels, President
EWMC  <at sign>  ibew159.org
EWMC 159 on Facebook, page name:  EWMC 159 South-Central Wisconsin Local 159

EWMC, International website 

Contact: Shaun Daniels, President
Examining Board

First Wednesday, 4:30pm, Quarterly (January, April, July, October)

Brian Harrison

Josh Meyer 

Josh Stern

Contact:
Inside Apprenticeship Committee

Third Thursday, 4:00pm

Josh Stern

Brenda Egli

Carol Grundahl

Mike Killian (alternate)   

Tim Bates (alternate)   

Sam Everly (alternate)

Contact:
Labor Management Committee (LMC) - Inside

Meets when needed

Tim Bates

Dave Boetcher

Mike Killian

Greg Storkson

Rich Nelson

Contact:
Labor Management Committee (LMC) - Residential

Meets when needed

Tim Bates

Dave Boetcher

Mike Killian

Greg Storkson

Rich Nelson

Contact:
Labor Management Committee (LMC) - VDV

Mike Killian

Dave Boetcher

Ben Runass

Contact:
Labor Management Cooperative Committee (LMCC)

Meets when needed

Rich Nelson

Tom Lemens

Dave Boetcher

Mike Killian

Contact:
Labor Temple Committee

Mike Killian

Tom Lemens

Contact:
Legislative/Political Committee

Shane Gibson

Tim Bates

David Boetcher

John Whitsel

All members are invited to participate and attend at any time as members of the committee.

Contact: David Boetcher
LU 159 Suchoman Scholarship Committee

Rich Nelson

Jacqueline Maier

Anne Swartz

Contact:
Pension Trust Committee

Quarterly

Mike Killian

Pablo Baxter

Mark Hoffmann

Shane Gibson

Contact:
RENEW


Mission Statement – Recruit, Inform, Mentor

The mission of the Local 159 Reach out and Engage Next-gen Electrical Workers (RENEW) committee is to inspire our young IBEW workers to become progressive members of our Local 159. We focus on issues important to younger workers and provide education about the IBEW and labor movement as a whole. We offer a platform for the next generation of workers to foster relationships with all members and leaders of the union.

The RENEW Initiative

We, the RENEW committee of Local 159, believe that increased involvement by all union members is critical to the growth and prosperity of the IBEW. We are dedicated to providing a platform for workers, ages 35 years and under, to learn about, get involved in, and shape the future of our union and surrounding communities.

We will educate these younger members on the opportunities that are available through the IBEW and our local. Our main objectives are to inform the next generation of IBEW workers about the benefits of participation in the union, to provide an environment for young workers to discuss issues relevant to their cohort, to build positive relationships with all members, and to prove our worth within the community.

We propose to recruit journeyworkers to spend time with and mentor apprentices and young journeyworkers about how our local union functions. These journeyworkers are encouraged to explain all facets of the union: the book, union dues, financial policies, union culture, monthly meeting progression and continuing education, and more.

Ultimately we are passionate about increasing involvement in the union. We seek to empower members of every age, from every gender, from every race and from all stages of life and in the industry. We believe that we can achieve this by educating and motivating all members to participate in union activities. RENEW is a great opportunity to build a stronger, more prosperous union.

Committee Officers and Project Captains

  • Pablo Baxter, Chair
  • Mitch Johnson, Co-Chair
  • Rebecca Schave – Recording Secretary

Meetings

4:30pm at the Labor Temple before general membership meetings (2nd Thursdays). All members in good standing are welcome to attend, however Committee Officers must be 35 years old or under.

More Resources

Contact:
Retirees, IBEW 159

Second Monday, 11:30 am, monthly luncheon.  Location varies (see newsletter).
The Local 159 Retirees are a vibrant part of IBEW 159. In addition to hosting monthly lunches around Dane County (second Mondays, at 11:30 am), they are probably best known for their significant ongoing role in putting on the annual Fantasy In Lights display at Olin Park in Madison. From June to January, they put in long hours preparing and maintaining the displays and electrical installations. They also play an integral role in set-up, take-down, and everything in between. Their work makes Fantasy In Lights possible. 

Contact: Tim May
Safety Committee

Jeremy Crabb

Shane Gibson

Tim Bates

Contact:
South Central Federation of Labor (SCFL)

Third Monday, 5:30pm

https://www.scfl.org/

Dave Boetcher

Shane Gibson

Damon Glenn

Josh Stern

Tim Bates

Mike Killian
 

Contact:
VDV Apprenticeship Committee

Third Wednesday, 4:00pm, alternate months (January, March, May, July, September, November)

Dave Boetcher

Ben Runass

Brian Lenski

Tim Bates(alternate)

Pablo Baxter (alternate)

Mike Killian (alternate)

Contact:
Veterans Committee

Meetings on hold. Contact Jay Droessler.
http://www.ibew.org/media-center/Articles/19Daily/1911/191108_Honoring

http://ibew.org/media-center/Articles/19Daily/1908/190830_VEEP

Contact: Jay Droessler, Dave Boetcher
raymond_droessler at sign hotmail.com; dboetcher63 at sign gmail.com
Women's Committee
Meets Fourth Thursdays
Women's Committee members share camaraderie and moral support, plan and collaborate on events; and are part of ongoing outreach efforts to get the word out about electrical career opportunities (and careers in the trades generally) and more. 
Pictured:  Local 159 Women's Committee back-to-school kickoff gathering, August 2021. 


 
Contact: Cassie Schuler
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Contact Info
IBEW Local 159
4903 Commerce Ct.
McFarland, WI 53558
  office 608.255.2989 | job line 608.255.0169 from 5pm-7am Central

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