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From the IBEW International Office

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New Decals Are In!

Get yours from the Local 159 office.

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IBEW/NECA National Disease Emergency Response Agreement (NDERA) Expected to End, June 1

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COVID-19 Vaccine Info

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Still looking for your shot?
When we protect ourselves, we protect others.
Be well and stay safe, everyone.
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Public Health Madison – Dane County

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Apprenticeship Application Deadline THIS Friday, 4/16

If you are applying for an electrical apprenticeship, the deadline is THIS Friday, April 16. If you are currently a CW, and/or you have applied in the past, but you have NOT applied recently: make sure your application is current. (Last application deadline was December. Next will be August.) Contact Local 159 office to apply: office@ibew159.org

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Wisconsin Launches New Unemployment Claims Portal

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The Wisconsin Dept. of Workforce Development recently launched an upgraded Unemployment Claims Portal. The goal is to make it easier to navigate the Unemployment system.
*Learn more here.
*To apply for Unemployment, visit here.

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Contact Senators Today to Pass the PRO Act: Digital Day of Action

Today the labor movement is driving calls into the U.S. Senate urging support and passage of the #PROAct.

⏱️Will you take 5 minutes and make the call? #1u

Click here: go.aflcio.org/call

(Who are my Senators? In Wisconsin: Senator Tammy Baldwin, Senator Ron Johnson.)

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Colectivo Coffee vote will go to NLRB

Update (below) from IBEW Local 494.
News coverage from Urban Milwaukee.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations for 159’ers

Public-Facing Essential Workers are eligible to get vaccinated now (scroll down to recent post, “Local 159: Time to Bare an Arm!”). Why wait, visit the Wisconsin DHS registry, and sign up today.

All Wisconsinites age 16+ are eligible for the vaccine as of April 5. There are now also seven new pharmacy chains offering vaccines. If you have not been vaccinated, and are not signed up, there has never a better time to sign up.

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Vote Tuesday, April 6

Polls open 7:00 am – 8:00 pm. What’s your voting plan?

Find important info for Election Day here

Visit www.MyVote.Wi.gov to: view your sample ballot, confirm location of your polling place, see if your registration is current, learn who your elected officials are, track your absentee ballot, and much more.

Who are the labor-friendly candidates? 
Glad you asked…

For Madison Common Council, District 12 Alder Syed Abbas, is endorsed by IBEW Local 159, and the Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin.  Alder Syed Abbas is a proven friend of Labor.

Vote Jill Underly, for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Vote Melissa Winker, for State Senate District 13.

Vote Joe Parisi, for Dane County Executive.

For more information about endorsements, races, and voting, scroll down to endorsement lists and links.Read more... “Vote Tuesday, April 6”

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