What's New at IBEW 494
2016 AUGUST PRIMARY
Election time is upon us once again leading up to the November elections.
Every election cycle you’re reminded by your Local, Local 494, of how important
it is to get out and vote and to choose a candidate whose interests align with Labor.
Unfortunately, Labor has been given numerous examples in our own State recently
to remind us of the importance in choosing the right candidate.
Local 494’s PAC (Political Action Committee) has one interest when interviewing
candidates and that is Labor…ALL LABOR. The committee does not take into account
what party an individual has behind their name. Quite frankly the PAC committee
wants that left at the door before an interview.
The PAC committee has never been shy about advertising to members to be
involved whether it be door knocking, phone banking, or simply attending
the monthly PAC meetings; 1st Thursday every month, 5:30PM, at Local 494
(3303 South 103rd Street, Milwaukee). A handful of people can’t do the work that
the 2400 members of Local 494 can do collectively. In the coming months you will
be asked (or better yet ask what you can do) to help Local 494 in reaching out to candidates.
Above all of that, the only way a candidate gets elected is for you to get out and vote.
The following list is candidates that Local 494’s PAC committee and the
International office of the IBEW have endorsed.
Senate District 18 Mark Harris
Assembly District 19 Jonathan Brostoff
Assembly District 21 Jack Redmond
Assembly District 52 Paul Czisny
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm
US Senate Russ Feingold
US Congressional District 4 Gwenn Moore
US Congressional District 8 Tom Nelson
In-person absentee (early) voting for the August 9, 2016 Partisan Primary Election begins today,
Monday, July 25 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5. In-person absentee voting is Monday
through Friday only. The state legislature and governor have prohibited in-person absentee voting
on the weekends.
In-person absentee voting hours vary in each Milwaukee County municipality.
To find the hours in the community where you live contact your municipal clerk listed at: http://county.milwaukee.gov/RelatedLinks23923.htm
Remember, you must have an acceptable form of photo identification to vote.
The following Photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes: Wisconsin driver license,
Photo ID card issued by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, U.S. Passport,
U.S. Military ID, Veterans Affairs ID, Certificate of Naturalization, Tribal ID,
and most college and university student IDs along with proof of enrollment. The photo
ID does not have to show a current address.
If you do not have any of these forms of identification, go to the Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) to obtain a free photo ID. For more information on Wisconsin’s voter photo ID
law go to Bring It to the Ballot at: http://bringit.wisconsin.gov/.
To find out where to vote, view a sample ballot, or for other voter information,
go to My Vote Wisconsin at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/
JOSEPH J. CZARNEZKI, Milwaukee County Clerk
Volunteers Needed Jul 28, 2016
Volunteers needed to help distribute literature for John Chisholm.
When: Saturday July 30, 2016
Place: 3411 S Illinois Ave., Bayview WI
For more information please contact John@ibew494.com or
John Jacobs at 414-469-2948
To meet the demand for OSHA 30 training, we have elected to run a Summer OSHA 30 course. The course will be held at the Milwaukee Electrical JATC Training Center, 11001 W. Plank Ct, RM 11. The course will start on Wednesday, June 22nd running every Wednesday until August 17th. You MUST register in advance to attend. You can register online using the link below, or stop in at the JATC office and register in person. **No Registrations will be accepted over the phone**
Milwaukee Electrical JATC
Continuing Education Department
Thank you to all who attended the 110th Anniversary and Grand Opening of the Museum
this weekend. We had a great turnout and perfect weather.
Please visit the Photo Gallery to see all the pictures.
Upcoming Events General Membership Meeting
Aug 04, 2016Local 494 3303 S 103rd Street Milwaukee, WI 53227
Aug 04, 2016IBEW Local 494 3303 South 103rd Street Milwaukee WI 53227
KM Retirees Club
Aug 04, 2016SCHREINER'S RESTAURANT 168 N PIONEER RD KM Retirees also meet at the Parkview Restaurant, 813 Monroe Street, Sheboygan Falls, every Friday at 6:30.
KM Unit Membership Meeting
Aug 10, 2016Greenbush Town Hall
Aug 10, 2016Local 494 3303 S 103rd Street Milwaukee, WI 53227