IBEW 159 has deep roots in our local community, supports many charities and causes, provides learning opportunities for members, and reaches out to and engages with community partners.
At a recent monthly membership meeting we voted to donate some money to this great news service, so check it out!
Workers Independent News has recently been accepted onto NPR’s Public Radio Satellite Service, which distributes audio content to over 400 NPR stations across the country. WIN is beginning a campaign to convince as many NPR affiliates as possible to air the material, and at some point, may call on members of IBEW 159 to put listener pressure on our local WPR stations to do just that!
Until then, you can click on “WIN In Your Inbox” at www.laborradio.org, and write “Send me WIN” to get the daily headlines in your email.
We still need people to sign up for the Greenlee Table Bender classes on Wednesday 4/27 and Wednesday 5/11. The class is free for members. Please register by calling 608.221.3321.
Members have been issued new usernames and passwords. This new login information was emailed to you at the address you had registered with the old site. Your old login information will not work.
If you are having problems, your username should be Firstname.Lastname as you reported when you first registered. If you lost the email that was sent out, try resetting your password by clicking “forgot password.”
If you are still having problems, contact the hall and we can help you with a password reset.
April 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!”
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:
- 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (a.m. shift)
- 1 p.m. to close (p.m. shift)
- 6 a.m. to close (double shift)
Coordinator/Training Director (Statewide)
The selected individual should be knowledgeable in all aspects of the Electrical Construction Industry and Electrical Construction Apprenticeship Programs.
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.
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!”
Results are posted at www.wisconsinvote.org.
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 myvote.wi.gov.
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 www.facebook.com/IBEWLocal159… Read more... “Thanks to everyone who voted!”
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, KloppenburgForJustice.com
*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 myvote.wi.gov. 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”