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Right to Work Hearing

Subject: Tuesday – senate hearing and conference hall at Monona Terrace reserved for those who can attend

The Pipe Trades have reserved a room for 200 (with option to expand to 350) for Tuesday from 8 am to Noon at Monona Terrace.   Anyone who can be in Madison to attend the public hearing should feel free to gather there.    The time of the hearing has not been announced yet.   I'll keep you posted.

The office will open Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. for those interested in carpooling from the hall to Monona Terrace – 4903 Commerce Ct. McFarland, WI 53558 – 608-255-2989

Rally to Oppose Right to Work

IBEW 159 members come show your support

RALLY TO OPPOSE RIGHT TO WORK

12:00 p.m. Tuesday February 24

12:00 p.m. Wednesday February 25

Madison State Capitol, State Street Side

WISCONSIN REPUBLICANS ARE CALLING AN

“EXTRAORDINARY” LEGISLATIVE SESSION THE

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 23 TO PASS RIGHT TO WORK

Act NOW: Right To Work

Dear Members, attached is extremely important information regarding the proposed Right to Work legislation being proposed NEXT WEEK!

Contact your representatives IMMEDIATELY and tell the right to work is WRONG!

To Contact your representatives:

http://www.wisconsincontractorcoalition.com/right-to-work-letter-to-your-senator/

http://hq-salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5950/getLocal.jsp – this is a website where you type in your 9-digit zip code (also includes a link to find what your 9-digit zip code is).

http://maps.legis.wisconsin.gov/ – this lets you find your state officials based on address alone, but it’s a map and might be harder to load for people with slow internet or old computers. … Read more... “Act NOW: Right To Work”

AFL-CIO Releases Voting Record for 2013-2014

WORKING FAMILIES VOTING RECOrd

The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO compiled a legislative scorecard to grade how well state legislators have served working families in the 2013-2014 Wisconsin Legislative Session.

The voting record tracks how lawmakers voted on issues of importance to workers, their families and their unions.

Click here to view the WI State Senate Voting Record
Click here to view the WI Stat Assembly Voting Record

A paper copy is available at the Hall for you to review during business hours

Working Families in America Today

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A May Day 2014 Lament for American Labor

A May Day 2014 Lament for American Labor

by JACK RASMUS

Today, May 1, 2014, is International Labor Day. It is worth summing up how well American workers—and their unions—have fared over the past year; since the so-called economic recovery began in mid-2009; and for the recent decades preceding.

What’s happened to jobs, wages and incomes, health and retirement security, and other indicators of the quality of life for the more than 100 million non-supervisory wage and salary earners—the core of the working class in America—over the past decade and especially since 2009?… Read more... “Working Families in America Today”

Licensure Bill: Wisconsin Act 143

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Wisconsin Act 143

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2013 Assem bly Bill 683

Date of enactment: March 19, 2014

Date of publication*: March 20, 2014

2013 WISCONSIN ACT 143

AN ACT to repeal 101.87 (5); to renumber and amend 101.88 (2); to amend 101.82 (lm), 101.82 (1r), 101.82 (3r),

101.84 (3), 101.862 (title), 101.862 (2), 101.862 (4) (b), 101.862 (4) (f), 101.862 (4) (g), 101.87 (title), 101.87 (1)

(intro.), 101.87 (l)(a) and 101.87 ( l )(b); and to create 101.80 ( I p), 101.82 (lg), 101.82 ( ln), 101.84 (5), 101.862

(4) (am), 101.862 (4) (n), 101.862 (5), 101.862 (6), 101.868, 101.87 (2m) and (3m), 101.874, 101.875 (title) and

101.875 (2) of the statutes; relating to: licensing structure for electricians and electrical apprentices; reciprocal agreements between this state and other states relating to the regulation of electricians, electrical contractors, electri­ cal inspectors, and electrical apprentices; exemptions from licensing and supervisory requirements for electricians; inspections of electrical work within ce1iain facilities; and granting rule-making authority.… Read more... “Licensure Bill: Wisconsin Act 143”

Mandatory Licensing Starts 4/1/2014

If you have not renewed your license or obtained registration or a license,

YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO LEGALLY PERFORM ELECTRICAL WORK IN WISCONSIN starting tomorrow, April 1st.

You can stop by Wisconsin DSPS at 1400 E Washington between 7:45am and 4:30pm to obtain or renew licenses. (Turn onto Dickinson St. off E Washington. It's also 55 N Dickinson St.)