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IBEW 159 has deep roots in our local community, supports many charities and causes, provides learning opportunities for members, and reaches out to and engages with community partners.

EVENT: Do the Right Thing Ron! Tuesday, Sept. 14, 5:00 pm

Why are we doing this?  

Please join us as we demand that Ron Johnson #DotheRightThingRon and support lower drug prices for everyone! Specifically we are demanding that Ron Johnson support Medicare negotiations with pharmaceutical corporations.

We are requiring that everyone who attends 1) wear a mask and 2) socially distance as much as possible. See post at Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans

#DotheRightThingRon – Madison
Office of Senator Ron Johnson
5315 Wall St, Madison, WI 53718-7936, United States


Public Health Issues Updated Face Covering Emergency Order

Thursday, September 9, 2021 – 9:44am

Effective Friday, September 10, 2021 at 12:01am, Public Health Madison & Dane County is issuing Face Covering Emergency Order #2 PDF . The Order is nearly identical to the current face covering order which requires that everyone age 2 and older wear a face covering or mask when in in any enclosed building where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, could be present.

The new order includes exemptions for actively playing a wind instrument that has a fabric bell cover, or similar cover, that acts as a face covering and while presenting or performing a religious, political, media, educational, artistic, cultural, musical, or theatrical presentation as long as other spacing and vaccination requirements are met.… Read more... “Public Health Issues Updated Face Covering Emergency Order”

Course Offerings for 2021-2022

Here are the apprentice night school classes for the coming school year. In the column at right “#APPRS ENROLLED,” see “Available” for the number of seats open to JWs, CWs, CEs, seeking continuing education CEUs.

JWs, and CWs/CEs can register by phoning the IBEW 159 office, 608.255.2989. Stay tuned: this list WILL be updated, with more continuing ed classes for JWs, CWs/CEs, including intro conduit bending, and some shorter classes like box and conduit fill, among others. Keep an eye on this web site (“Class Offerings”) and the newsletter, for updates.


News from IBEW International Office

Just in from IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson:
[Cover letter paraphrased here, all documents attached below. or view full communication online] The… latest monthly newsletter to keep members informed about the new presidential administration… Every day, President Biden recognizes the primacy of American workers, collective bargaining, and the labor movement. Whether he is expressing his support for a historic organizing campaign or appointing union members as key personnel in his administration, never before has a president been so public in their support of the values that the IBEW holds dear.



PRO Act Week of Action, July 17 – 25

Three events this week:
The Working Class is going ALL OUT to pass the PRO Act.
Wisconsin workers will be holding one virtual event,
***Wednesday, July 21, 6:00 pm, virtual panel
and two in-person rallies to
Thank Senator Tammy Baldwin for her support of the PRO Act and
Call on Senator Ron Johnson to co-sponsor the PRO Act.
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is the most transformative labor law reform in generations. It will
*Update federal labor law to empower workers exercising our freedom to join together in union.
*Rebalance our economy and correct our democracy to ensure more workers have a seat at the table. #PassthePROAct.
More local labor info here

Attend in-person PRO Act Events in the Madison area:
***Thursday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm,
PRO Act Event at Sen.Read more... “PRO Act Week of Action, July 17 – 25”

Results, July 13 Special Election: Pete Adams, AD 37; and Kristen Morris, Dane Co. Board, District 19

9:56 pm, July 13
The candidates gave their best efforts.
Both Adams and Morris were defeated.
Results are posted on the County Clerks’ respective web sites.

IBEW 159 member, Pete Adams, is running for Assembly District 37. (Includes DeForest, Bristol/Sun Prairie, Ixonia, Waterloo, Watertown etc. See map at District 37 lin
For Dane County Board District 19, the Labor-endorsed candidate is Kristen Morris. (Sun Prairie area)
For voting info,
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