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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.

Breaking News from Local 159

Details also posted on IBEW Local 159 Facebook page. (You do not have to belong to Facebook to see this.) www.facebook.com/IBEWLocal159/

News Items from 159 and Apprenticeship Office:

–>Just in from Apprenticeship Office
Need more people for OSHA 30 class, begins Feb 2.
Please sign up ASAP (by Jan 22) at (608) 221-3321.

–>At the January Union Meeting

Members voted to send people to two upcoming conferences:

1) IBEW Int'l Women's Conference, Feb 24-27, in LA. and

** CONTACT office directly if interested. *By Friday, Jan 22, for the IO event ***

2) Nat'l Conf for Women in the Trades, April 29-May 1, Chicago.

–>Members also voted to endorse Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme Court. KloppenburgForJustice.com
Vote Feb 16.   KloppenburgForJustice.com

–>Saturday, Jan 23: Voter Information and Registration event at all Madison Public Libraries AND also at Oregon, Stoughton, Verona, Waunakee libraries.… Read more... “Breaking News from Local 159”

Fantasy in Lights, ’tis the Season

Holiday Fantasy in Lights, ‘tis the season!

Experience the new and improved display. Lighting Ceremony is Saturday, November 14, at 6:00 pm, Olin Park, Madison, WI. The start of the new Fantasy 5k Run will coincide with Lights-On.  Cars will not be permitted into the display area until 7:00 pm, after the race. Stay for food and fun inside the heated shelter at Olin Park, 6:30 – 9:00 pm.… Read more... “Fantasy in Lights, ’tis the Season”

Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

ribbon cutting
Carol Johnson cuts the ribbon at Dave Johnson Classroom. Looking on (L-R):
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi; IBEW Sixth District VP David Ruhmkorff; Local 159 Business Manager Robert Doyle; U.S. Congressman Mark Pocan; Work-Based Learning Coordinator for Madison Schools, Sherrie Stuessy

The Electric Group

The Electric Group

Be sure to check out The Electric Group's new website by clicking the logo above. The Electric Group is a joint venture of IBEW 159 and Signatory Contractors within our jurisdiction. Our mission is to engage the communities we live and work in to grow and andvance the electrical industry through safety education, sponsorships/donations and Holiday Fantasy in Lights.

Decision 2016

There is much to do on the ground for the upcoming elections, especially with the Voter ID law in place – we are hoping to mobilize in our communities to help elect labor-friendly candidates who will continue to fight for working families! We will not be able to do this without your help. Please visit our volunteer page today and register to help.

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We Endorse Bernie Sanders for POTUS 2016

IBEW for Sanders

Join us next Wednesday, July 29th at 6pm at the Labor Temple (Room 201A-C) for our first Organizing meeting in conjunction with Bernie’s national campaign. There will be a live stream address from Bernie himself at 7pm. Bring your family, friends and co-workers to learn about Bernie! You will be able to sign up to volunteer for the campaign at this this event, if interested.