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WE Can Help UW Health Nurses Go UNION. Contact Madison City Council Today!

Support the Nurses organizing at UW Health.
Register in support of Agenda Item # 55 (Resolution 67100):

They need to hear from you before Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm!
Or email the Council. Tell them you support a union voice and fair union election for UW Health nurses

See the resolution here.
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City Council alders just introduced a crucial resolution calling for a union voice and fair union election for UW nurses so we can advocate for ourselves, our families, our patients and our community. UW nurses have been on the front lines of this pandemic, risking our lives and our families’ lives to provide quality care.Read more... “WE Can Help UW Health Nurses Go UNION. Contact Madison City Council Today!”

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”

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.