The IBEW 1245 members employed at Mt. Wheeler Power are tasked with keeping the system up and running, managing accounts, handling outages and troubleshooting issues across 16,000 square miles of service territory.
"The question now is whether employers and unions will use market-based reference-based reimbursement approach to stop escalating health benefit costs and their destructive, decades-long impact on family and public budgets," Dalzell writes in the San Francisco Chronicle.
In January of 2018, with large swaths of the island still without power, IBEW 1245 members from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) were called upon to assist with the restoration efforts in Puerto Rico.
Registration is now open for this exciting, family-friendly event.
The IBEW 1245 members who are employed by the city of Oakland, as well as its port and road transit system, work day in and day out to ensure that residents and visitors alike are able to travel to, from and around Oakland safely and smoothly.
“This legislation corrects the opportunity missed by the PUC for California to be a leader in taking care of workers, communities and the environment, while transitioning to a new energy future,” said IBEW 1245 Senior Assistant Business Manager Bob Dean.
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re sharing stories of the women of IBEW 1245. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtags #InternationalWomensDay, #PressForProgress and #WomenofIBEW.
IBEW Local 1245 has become synonymous with organizing, thanks in large part to our extraordinary and dynamic Organizing Steward program. This relatively new program has cemented Local 1245’s place as one of the most effective organizing locals in the Labor Movement, both locally as well as nationally.
In these uncertain times for utility workers, is it possible to protect our work, our livelihood? The short answer is “yes,” and we can look to the Longshoremen’s “Mechanization and Modernization Agreement” of 1960 to see how organized workers protected their job security even as new technology and work methods dramatically changed the nature of their work.
At Advance Carbon Products Inc (ACP) in Hayward, CA, a small but dedicated team of IBEW 1245 members work diligently to craft specialized carbon-based components for a wide range of high-tech applications, including robotics, electrical motors, and aerospace equipment, as well as petrochemical and semi-conductor-specific products.
The times, they are a-changing, and the way we communicate is changing as well. We are urging each and every member to log on to our secure web portal right away to make sure that the union has all your current personal contact info – particularly your personal email address and cell phone number – correct in our files.