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Vote on April 5th!

your_vote_counts_button_31April 5, Spring Primary Election – Statewide!

Polls will be open 7:00am-8:00pm, statewide, on Tuesday, April 5.

You can also vote early at your municipal clerk’s office, from now through Friday, April 1.

Do you have a valid Wisconsin drivers license or Wisconsin photo ID? You will need it to vote.

Voter ID info for everyone (including seniors and college students).

Local 159 has endorsed Bernie Sanders for president, and Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme Court. There are also many local races on the ballot. Locate your polling place and sample ballot by clicking here.

Who are the candidates, and where do they stand on the issues? Check out the Candidates’ Answers.

The City of Madison still needs to hire poll workers.… Read more... “Vote on April 5th!”

Poll Workers Needed for April 5 Election

The City of Madison still needs to fill nearly 400 shifts for the April 5 election.

As of today, they are hiring Dane County residents to work at the polls.

Sign up online at www.cityofmadison.com/EO.  The website says you must be a Madison resident but, given the number of vacancies, they are now hiring Dane County residents.

There are three shifts available:

  1. 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (a.m. shift)
  2. 1 p.m. to close (p.m. shift)
  3. 6 a.m. to close (double shift)

Swift House project in Union Sportsmen’s Journal

Last fall, members of the Building Trades Council of South-Central Wisconsin completed a conservation project at Cherokee Marsh in Madison. The chimney swift tower provides overnight roosting for these agile, insect-devouring birds. As natural roosting places have dwindled, and chimneys are less common, habitat enhancements like this can make a difference. This project was funded with proceeds from the annual Union Sportsmen’s Alliance conservation dinner.

The Union Sportsmen’s Journal picked up the story in its Spring 2016 issue. Read the story below.

This year’s Madison Area Conservation Dinner will be September 16, at the Alliant Energy Center.

BTC swift tower, Union Sportsmen's Journal spring2016 CR

Calendar Notes – Act Now!

Next Apprenticeship Application deadline: April 15, 2016. 
If you applied previously, you need to re-apply at the Local 159 office.
 

Classes: sign up today!
Article 517 – Health Care Facilities class (March 22, 4:30-7:30pm)
Please call the Apprenticeship & Training Office today, to sign up, 608.221.3321.
All classes need at least 10 people to run.

Residential Electrical Wiring and Construction class (March 8)
 

February 24, two events
1. New Member Orientation at Local 159, at 4:30 pm.

2. Tradeswomen Night and Gear Swap at Coliseum Bar (4:30-6:30 pm). Bring old clothes and tools. Take home new treasures!
Great for newbies. All are welcome. This group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month. Same time, same place.

February 25, Fourth Thursday kickoff
From 4-6 pm at Local 159.… Read more... “Calendar Notes – Act Now!”