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Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. YOUR Vote Matters

Polls are open Tuesday, November 3, from 7:00am-8:00pm.
Stay safe, mask up, sanitize, use distancing.
Whatever happens, we are still one union. Let’s be kind. We are stronger together.

By state law, Wisconsin ballots will begin being counted on Election Day. We may not know the results right away.

• Confirm the location of your polling place at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-US/FindMyPollingPlace
www.MyVote.Wi.gov is one-stop shopping to check your registration status, see your sample ballot, learn who your elected officials are (and your congressional, assembly and senate district numbers), make sure your absentee ballot was received complete, and much more.
• State Law says workers can take up to 3 hours off to vote, while polls are open. https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/…/statut…/statutes/6/iii/76
• Wisconsin AFL-CIO-endorsed candidates https://www.wisaflcio.org/Read more... “Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. YOUR Vote Matters”

Last Chance: In-Person Absentee Voting at Madison City Clerk’s office, Sunday, Nov. 1, from 1-5pm

Local 159 Family,
Tuesday, November 3, is Election Day.
The most important election of our lifetime is right around the corner and we ask you:
HAVE YOU VOTED YET? If not, do you have a PLAN to vote?

  • By Wisconsin state law (Wis. Stat. § 6.76) ALL workers can take up to three hours off to vote, while the polls are open. (See link for details.)

City of Madison residents can vote in-person absentee on Sunday, November 1, at Madison City Clerk’s office, from 1-5pm. (*If you need to register, that will NOT be possible Nov 1.)

Everyone can register and vote at the polls on Tuesday, November 3, from 7:00am – 8:00pm. Remember to take along proper I.D.Read more... “Last Chance: In-Person Absentee Voting at Madison City Clerk’s office, Sunday, Nov. 1, from 1-5pm”

Register, Vote, Make a Difference

Register to vote, update your registration, or request an absentee ballot today www.MyVote.Wi.gov

October 14 is the last day to register to vote online, or by mail.
You can still register to vote in person at your clerk’s office or at the polls.
October 20 is the first day in-person absentee voting is available.
See the full list of important dates and deadlines, at the Wisconsin Elections Commission site.

Contact your municipal clerk to learn about your in-person absentee voting opportunities.
To locate a secure ballot drop-off box in your county, check here

*Ballot drop-off options for City of Madison residents: www.cityofmadison.com/…/voting/vote-a…/ballot-drop-off-sites

*Make sure to sign your completed ballot, AND have a witness (age 18+, US citizen) sign and write their address.… Read more... “Register, Vote, Make a Difference”

Get Ready to Vote November 3!

NOW is a good time to register to vote.
And/or request your absentee ballot.

Yes, we just had the fall primary election, but the November 3 election is coming up fast.
The US Postal Service is experiencing delays, so if you plan to vote by mail, request your absentee ballot NOW, and when you receive it, return it ASAP. Some municipalities may also use secure ballot drop boxes, so keep an eye on your local clerk’s office for information in the coming weeks. The city of Madison just announced it will install 14 secure ballot drop boxes.


The Wisconsin Elections Commission https://elections.wi.gov/ has posted some important deadlines and facts, for November 2020 (read on). Read the full article at https://elections.wi.gov/node/7039.… Read more... “Get Ready to Vote November 3!”

Vote Tuesday, August 11!

Polls are open 07:00 am-8:00 pm
Plan ahead!  When will YOU vote?

If you plan to vote in person on August 11,
confirm your polling location at www.MyVote.wi.gov

To vote, bring acceptable photo ID,
see https://bringit.wi.gov/ for details.
Your unexpired Wisconsin driver license is the easiest ID to use. It does NOT need your current address to be suitable ID for voting.

You CAN register to vote at the polls on Tuesday.
To register, be sure to bring acceptable proof of residence (see www.MyVote.wi.gov for details).
Examples: a current Wisconsin driver license or ID card (with your current address), current utility bill, pay stub, current residential lease, property tax bill, etc.
See more options at https://elections.wi.gov/sites/default/files/publication/137/proof_of_residence_guide_pdf_13964.pdf

Read on for more info and links for other counties.Read more... “Vote Tuesday, August 11!”

INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS: BAD FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a rule that would allow private entities like employers and trade associations to self-certify apprenticeship programs. These programs would be referred to as Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs or IRAPs.

What is an IRAP?

IRAPs are “apprenticeship programs” that are not registered with a state or the DOL. IRAPs would be approved by private industry entities and would not fall under the same requirements as current DOL or state registered apprenticeship programs. IRAPs differ significantly from our Registered Joint Apprenticeship Programs. Our programs help recruit, train and retain workers through progressive wage increases; apprentice-to-journeyman ratios that promote safety; quality assurance assessments by the government; uniform standards; mandatory safety training; instructor eligibility requirements; and transparency requirements.… Read more... “INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS: BAD FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY”