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IBEW Local 159 is actively engaged in the political scene within our jurisdiction, as well as statewide. Locally, we make our voice heard at public meetings for projects like Judge Doyle Square in downtown Madison, and the Enbridge Pipeline pump station in Waterloo. We also weigh in on policies and issues of statewide significance, such as electrical licensing and Right To Work legislation.

We advocate for labor-friendly measures whenever possible. Using tools like Community Workforce Agreements and Project Labor Agreements helps boost the number of local residents hired for jobs in their own communities. The workers’ earnings are in turn spent locally, and benefit the community.

Are you registered to vote?

Make sure you’re registered to vote by checking out your status on www.myvote.wi.gov and visit www.bringit.wi.gov to make sure you also have the right ID to vote, as the new Voter ID Law is in effect.


9/28 is National Voter Registration Day

When is the best time to check/update your voter registration? Today! Register online at MyVote.Wi.gov your one-stop for Wisconsin voting. Update your name or address. Find the location of your polling place, the names of your elected officials, and more. Let’s be ready for the 2022 elections!

#NationalVoterRegistrationDay #myvotewigov

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News from International President Stephenson

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EVENT: Do the Right Thing Ron! Tuesday, Sept. 14, 5:00 pm

Why are we doing this?  

Please join us as we demand that Ron Johnson #DotheRightThingRon and support lower drug prices for everyone! Specifically we are demanding that Ron Johnson support Medicare negotiations with pharmaceutical corporations.

We are requiring that everyone who attends 1) wear a mask and 2) socially distance as much as possible. See post at Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans

#DotheRightThingRon – Madison
Office of Senator Ron Johnson
5315 Wall St, Madison, WI 53718-7936, United States

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News from IBEW International Office

Just in from IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson:
[Cover letter paraphrased here, all documents attached below. or view full communication online] The… latest monthly newsletter to keep members informed about the new presidential administration… Every day, President Biden recognizes the primacy of American workers, collective bargaining, and the labor movement. Whether he is expressing his support for a historic organizing campaign or appointing union members as key personnel in his administration, never before has a president been so public in their support of the values that the IBEW holds dear.

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PRO Act Week of Action, July 17 – 25

Three events this week:
The Working Class is going ALL OUT to pass the PRO Act.
Wisconsin workers will be holding one virtual event,
***Wednesday, July 21, 6:00 pm, virtual panel
and two in-person rallies to
Thank Senator Tammy Baldwin for her support of the PRO Act and
Call on Senator Ron Johnson to co-sponsor the PRO Act.
The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act is the most transformative labor law reform in generations. It will
*Update federal labor law to empower workers exercising our freedom to join together in union.
*Rebalance our economy and correct our democracy to ensure more workers have a seat at the table. #PassthePROAct.
More local labor info here

Attend in-person PRO Act Events in the Madison area:
***Thursday, July 22, 6:00 – 7:00 pm,
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