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Special Meeting - May 16, 2018 - 6PM

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Special Meeting - Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6PM - 12034 W. Adler Lane, Milwaukee, WI

Topics Include:  By-Laws Resolution, Southern CBA Ratification, and Wage Allocations

 

 

 

Wisconsin 2018 Spring Election

Thursday, March 29, 2018

In conjunction with the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, and various area labor councils, we have identified labor friendly candidates during an interview process focused on labor issues only. Below you will find a link of these labor friendly candidates.

Remember to vote on April 3rd.

Click here to see candidates

District  Office Type  Candidate 
Statewide Wisconsin  Supreme Court  Rebecca Dallet
Brown County Board 7  County Board  Bernie Erickson 
Brown County Board 8  County Board Megan Morchardt
Brown County District 17  County Board  Casey Hicks 
Brown County District 20  County Board  James Crawford 
Cudahy  School Board  Michael Johnson 
Dodge County District 24  County Board  Dennis Schmidt
Dodge County District 29  County Board  Dan Hilbert 
Dodge County District 3  County Board  Mary Bobholz 
Dodge County District 32  County Board Lisa Derr 
Dodge County District 7  County Board  Richard Bennett 
Glendale  Mayor
Bryan Kennedy 
Green Bay District 12  City Council  Kathy Hinkfuss 
Green Bay District 2 City Council Tom DeWane 
Green Bay District 3  City Council Andy Nicholson
Green Bay District 4  City Council Lee Olson
Green Bay District 5  City Council David Nenning 
Green Bay District 6  City Council  Kathy LeFebvre 
Green Bay District 7  City Council  Randy Scannell
Green Bay District 8
City Council
Christopher Wery
Green Bay District 9
City Council
Guy Zima
Green County District 2
County Board
Beth Robinson
Green County District 24
County Board
Erica Roth
Green County District 26
County Board
Harry Pullian
Green County District 29
County Board
Betty Grotophorst
Greenfield
School Board
Andy Misorski
Jefferson County District 10
County Board
Lloyd Zastrow
Jefferson County District 11
County Board
Donald Reese
Jefferson County District 12
County Board
Peter Hartz
Jefferson County District 14
County Board
Kirk Lund
Jefferson County District 15
County Board
Steve Nass
Jefferson County District 16
County Board
Laura Payne
Jefferson County District 18
County Board
Brandon White
Jefferson County District 19
County Board
Jim Schroeder
Jefferson County District 2
County Board
Mike Kelly
Jefferson County District 26
County Board
Gregg Patrick
Jefferson County District 27
County Board
Conor Nelan
Jefferson County District 29
County Board
Mary Roberts
Jefferson County District 3
County Board
Greg David
Jefferson County District 30
County Board
Walt Christensen
Jefferson County District 6
County Board
Dan Herbst
Jefferson County District 8
County Board
Mike Wineke
Jefferson County District 9
County Board
Amy Rinard
Johnson Creek
School Board
Heidi Hartz
Kenosha
School Board
Mike Falkofske
Kenosha
School Board
Mary Modder
Kenosha
School Board
Tom Duncan
Kenosha County District 5
County Board
David Celebre
Kenosha County District 8
County Board
Steve Bostrom
Kenosha County District 12
County Board
Leah Blough
Kenosha County District 18
County Board
Monica Yuhas
Kenosha County District 20
County Board
Amy Wagner
Kenosha County District 23
County Board
Dennis Elverman
Kenosha District 2
City Council
John Fox
Kenosha District 3
City Council
Jan Michalski
Kenosha District 4
City Council
Holly Kangas
Kenosha District 8
City Council
Bruce Fox
Kenosha District 16
City Council
Jesse Downing
Lake Mills
School Board
Rachel Davies
Lake Mills
School Board
Ken Stetson
Mayville
Mayor
Rob Boelk
Menomonie
School Board
Tricia Thompson
Menomonie
School Board
Jim Swanson
Menomonie
School Board
Chris Freeman
Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 17 
Judge  Carolina Stark
Milwaukee County District 1
County Board
Casey Shorts
Milwaukee County District 12
County Board
Peggy West
Milwaukee County District 13
County Board
Willie Johnson
Milwaukee County District 14
County Board
Jason Haas
Milwaukee County District 16
County Board
John Weishan
Milwaukee County District 17
County Board
Tony Staskunas
Milwaukee County District 18
County Board
Sparkle Ashley
Milwaukee County District 2
County Board
Sequanna Taylor
Milwaukee County District 4
County Board
Marina Dimitrijevic
Milwaukee County District 5
County Board
Marcelia Nicholson
Milwaukee County District 7
County Board
Felesia Martin
Milwaukee County District 8
County Board
Steve Shea
Neenah
School Board
Carol Hollar-Zwick
Neenah District 1
City Council
Danae Steele
Oak Creek Mayor Dan Bukiewicz
Oak Creek
School Board
Sheryl Cerniglia
Oak Creek/Franklin
School Board
Leah Schreiber-Johnson
Oconomowoc School Board
School Board
Juliet Steitzer
Oneida County District 19
County Board
Jeffrey Vollmer
Oneida County District 5
County Board
Gerald Anderson
Oneida County District 7
County Board
Robert Mott
Oshkosh
School Board
Jim Evans
Oshkosh
School Board
Liz Szilagyi
Racine District 4
City Council
Tracey Larrin
Racine District 6
City Council
Jen Adamski Torres
Racine District 10
City Council
Dennis Wiser
Racine
Municipal Judge
Rebecca Mason
Racine County District 1
County Board
Donnie Snow
Racine County District 1
County Board
Nick Demske
Racine County District 4
County Board
Ken Lumpkin
Racine County District 12
County Board
Donald Trottier
Racine County District 14
County Board
Rey Villar
Rhinelander
School Board
Ron Counter
Village of Somers
Trustee
Joe Cardinali
Waukesha County Board District 1
County Board
Gary Metzer
Wausau
School Board
Beth Martin
Wausau
School Board
Kathi WhalenGeiger 
Wausau
School Board
Tricia Zunker
Wausau District 9
City Council
Griffith Williams
West Allis/West Milwaukee
School Board
Sue Sujecki
Whitewater
School Board
Kelly Davis
Winnebago County District 10
County Board
Stephanie Spellman
Winnebago County District 7
County Board
Steve Lenz

Brother Randy Bryce Campaign Rally

Friday, February 23, 2018

Join Ironworker Brother Randy Bryce and guest speaker Senator Bernie Sanders at his campaign rally at 9:45am on Saturday, February 24th at Memorial Hall, 72 7th St., Racine, WI 53403

Live Health Online

Friday, February 23, 2018

If you have a cough, cold, minor rashes, allergies, diarrhea, ear pain, fever, flu, headache or pinkeye, why travel to the doctor’s office? Available 24 hours, 7 day a week, you can visit a doctor, at no cost to you, by downloading this Mobile App. Average visits take only ten minutes, through your mobile device in the convenience of your own home.

Ironworker Local 8 Executive Board Member Les Hancock used it and says “The app worked great, only cost me $1.50 for my script for a sinus infection!! Easy and convenient”

This link will take you to Live Health’s website which gives directions for the Live Heath App’s use and gives an easy link to download the App. https://www.livehealthonline.com/ Remember, in life threatening emergencies, call 911 or get to the emergency room.

Be Sure You are Prepared to Vote in Today's Primary Election

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Be Sure You are Prepared to Vote in Today's Primary Election

Polls Open Today from 7am to 8pm

The next opportunity for Wisconsinites to make their voices heard at the ballot box is today!
You might think a Spring primary is not a big deal. But make no mistake, it is a big deal – every election matters.
In Wisconsin's February 20th Spring Primary voters will determine which two candidates will run for the critical State Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring conservative, Justice Michael Gableman.
To learn more about the State Supreme Court primary election candidates, go here. Voters will also choose two Court of Appeals judges and Circuit Court judges in counties across the state.

Also, keep in mind that – because Spring elections tend to have a much lower turnout – individual voters can actually have a far greater influence on the outcome of these elections. So please don't sit this one out.

Before you head to your polling place today, look over the information below to make sure you have what you need to cast your ballot.
When you vote, you will need to present one of the acceptable forms of photo ID for voting pictured left. (Click image to enlarge)

If you already have a Wisconsin driver license or one of the other acceptable forms of ID for voting, then you're "ID ready." Just remember to bring it with you when you head to your polling place!

What if you don't have an acceptable ID for voting on Election Day?

You can ask for AND vote with a provisional ballot. But, for your ballot to be counted, you MUST either come back to your polling place with an acceptable form of ID before it closes at 8:00 pm tomorrow OR bring your ID to your municipal clerk's office by 4:00 pm the Friday after the primary election (February 23rd).

For more information about voter photo ID – and how to get a free ID if you don't have an ID acceptable for voting – see our downloadable voter ID fact sheet. Or visit the Wisconsin Election Commission's voter photo ID website: Bring It to the Ballot.

If you don't have an acceptable ID for voting and need help getting one, contact one of these Voter ID Hotline #s: 608/285-2141 or 414/882-8622.

Are you a college student planning to use your student ID for voting?

If you do not have one of the other forms of photo ID pictured above, and you are a college student hoping to use your student ID and a proof of enrollment document as your "voter ID," look up your school NOW on the appropriate list linked below to see if your current student ID is an acceptable form of ID for voting. If your student ID cannot be used for voting, you can find out if a separate school-issued "voter photo ID" is available and how to get one.

Are you registered to vote?

Before you head out to the polls, check to see that you are registered to vote at your current address. If you are not, be sure to bring a proof of residence document (hard copy or electronic on your cell phone or tablet) when you go to the polls today so that you can register there.

Where is your polling place?

To find out where to go to cast your ballot, visit the "Find My Polling Place" page on the Wisconsin Election Commission's My Vote Wisconsin website and type in your address.

What's on your ballot?

Visit the Wisconsin Election Commission's "What's on My Ballot" page and type in your address to see a sample ballot.

Remember: EVERY election is important.

Make a plan today so you can make your voice heard at the polls today – and encourage every eligible voter you know to do the same!

New Online Training

Thursday, December 07, 2017

New Online Training available to Ironworker Local 8 members. We are pleased to announce a new program made available through IMPACT to provide online training. Over 20 classes, including OSHA30, Subpart R & Silica Awareness, are available in both English and Spanish. Added in the “Documents” section of the Iron Workers 8 Mobile App is a Guidelines & User Guide outlining instructions on how to register for these classes. Class expenses are reimbursable through IMPACT as outlined in the User Guide.

Michigan Special Election

Thursday, November 02, 2017

 


For members residing in Marquette, Alger, Schoolcraft, and Luce Counties

On November 7th 2017 , there will be a special election for the vacancy in Michigan’s House of Representatives District 109.

Candidate Sara Cambensy(D) is endorsed by Local 8.

You are encouraged to get out and vote.

 

 

Reject Undemocratic License Review Bills

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wisconsinites have come to trust that we will receive high quality work by licensed professionals. Whether it is electricians, plumbers, health care providers, or welders, the public can rest easy knowing that these workers have been adequately trained, tested and licensed to ensure high-quality and safe service for all consumers as well as a safe, stable workplace for every worker.

Now, after being pulled from the budget last spring, a bill that could weaken our current system of professional licensing, SB 288 and AB 369, is up for debate and passage in the legislature.

SB 288 and AB 369 could eliminate or weaken state occupational licenses by creating an undemocratic Occupational License Review Council and require it to examine each and every occupation and profession currently requiring a state-issued license. The bill requires the Council to unilaterally decide whether a license could be, in their opinion, eliminated or whether the licensing standards could be weakened or modified.

SB 288 and AB 369 is set to receive a hearing in front of both Assembly and Senate committees on Thursday. This hearing is likely the only chance the public will have to be heard on this bill.

Joint Public Hearing on Undemocratic License Review Bills AB 369 & SB 288

Assembly Committee on Regulatory Licensing Reform

Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations

10:00 a.m.

Thursday, August 24

State Capitol, 411-South

Fair licensing allows Wisconsinites to have confidence in licensed professionals, and allows professionals to trust the skills and knowledge of their co-workers and colleagues, which in turn creates safe and dependable workplaces.

Occupational and professional licenses are the key link between a reliable, trusted services for the consumers and safe workplaces. Email your legislator and tell them to reject SB 288 & AB 369.

The public expects and deserves to receive high quality work by licensed professionals in Wisconsin. Wisconsin’s trained workers rely on the value of their licenses, ensuring that our colleagues and co-workers have received adequate training and appreciate high safety standards, as well as ensuring a consistent work product.

This bill could damage the public’s trust in important services we rely upon, weaken worker safety, deteriorate many industries within our state, and ultimately is an affront to our democratic principles.

North Central States Newsletter | Edition I

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Check out the first edition of the Iron Workers North Central States Newsletter with udpates from Iron Workers Local 8 and the other Locals in the North Central States region.

Click here to read.

Iron Worker Shane Bakken is also a talented Photographer

Friday, December 16, 2016

Iron Worker Local 8 Member Shane Bakken has an eye for photography, capturing Local 8 Iron Workers, events and more with his talent.  Check out all of Shane's work at Sjimagesphotography.com.