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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!”

Thanks to everyone who voted!

Results are posted at

Next election is Tuesday, April 5, 2016
(If you will not be able to vote on April 5, between 7am and 8pm, you can vote in advance by absentee ballot.)

On the April ballot: Presidential Primary Election, and Wisconsin Supreme Court (Kloppenburg vs. Bradley). Your ballot may also include local races. Find out at

The February news is in your email inbox, and here, archived under Member Resources (at left). For a quick preview of February events, visit the Facebook page more... “Thanks to everyone who voted!”

Primary Election: February 16

The Primary Election is Tuesday, February 16. Everyone votes in
statewide primary for Wisconsin Supreme Court. At the January union meeting, IBEW Local 159 voted to endorse
Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg for Wisconsin Supreme Court,   

*All Polling Places are open from 7 am to 8 pm.

Municipalities may also have local races on their ballots. Have you moved? Are you registered to vote? Do you know where to vote? Find out at Or call 1-866-VOTE-WIS. You can register to vote at your polling place, the day you vote. *Voter ID:  All Voters must now show an approved form of identification to vote. A current Wisconsin driver license is the most common form of ID. The license does NOT have to show your current address to be a valid voter ID.… Read more... “Primary Election: February 16”

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.)

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.
Vote Feb 16.

–>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”