USW Local Union 59

Domtar Nekoosa

& Port Edwards Mills


Welcome to the Home Page of USW Local 59 located in Nekoosa, Wisconsin. We represent over 700 members working at the Domtar Mills in Nekoosa and Port Edwards, Wisconsin. We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 7 PM at the New Labor Temple in Wisconsin Rapids.

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 Officers of Local 59

     The officers of Local 59 are divided between the two mills we represent.  There are Vice Presidents in each Paper Mill and Sulfite and Kraft Mills at both locations and there is also the usual officers Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Trustees and Sergeant at Arms.  The present officers are listed below.

President                     Jim Kizewski

Vice President Nekoosa Paper Mill    Don Carlson

Secretary Treasurer      Dale Goessl

Vice President Port Edwards Paper Mill     Dave Peaslee

Recording Secretary     Steve Devine

Vice President Nekoosa Kraft Mill        Matt Bender

Trustee                        Bob Nash  

Vice President Port Edwards Sulfite   Beth Faretta

Trustee                        Dawn Carlson 

Sergeant at Arms                            Kirk Hamilton

Trustee                        Harry Gehrt


     The officers are elected in December of each year with offices staggered each year.  This December the President, Port Edwards Mill Vice President, Nekoosa Kraft Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Sergeant at Arms and one Trustee will be elected.  Trustees are elected once every three years.


For News around our mills and also around Domtar as well as the latest news from the March 27th Shutdown notification come see our News page the monthly Local 59 Newswire.

In responce to member requests we have now archived the past issues of the Newswire. CLICK HERE to visit our archive pages.



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