Check out our new comic that explains why so-called "Right to Work" laws are wrong for workers.
The fourth installment of our “Fist Full of Lightning” history video series is here! Watch and learn about the IBEW's role in the 1919 'Hello Girls' telephone operators' strike. If you missed the first two installments, you can find them at www.ibew1245.com/historyvideos.
IBEW 1245 members at Trayer Engineering are hard at work every day, manufacturing a wide variety of safe, reliable switchgear products for hundreds of utility and power distribution companies worldwide.
The American Health Care Act (also known as TrumpCare) includes a provision that would allow the use of ‘waivers’ for conditions and treatments that you are currently covered for. If you live in California and have employer-provided health care, you may not think this would have an impact on you. However, under the new bill, large employers can choose to follow the rules of any state – they are not bound by the requirements of the state in which they operate, or where their workers reside.
When IBEW Local 1245 member Marty Gentles arrived at work on December 6, 2016, he had no idea that he would end up intervening in an attempted carjacking and violent assault.
Like most structures, utility substations don’t last forever. NV Energy’s Brunswick substation is a prime example. Located just outside of Carson City, Brunswick has been serving the region for decades, but the time has come for a fresh start for the facility.
On March 29, PG&E informed IBEW Local 1245 that it had made the unilateral decision to include approximately 220 local office customer service representatives and senior service representatives in the Department of Transportation pipeline drug testing pool.
For nearly 50 years, the Oroville Dam has provided critical flood control, valuable hydroelectric power and essential irrigation as a key component of the California State Water Project. But in February of 2017, all of that changed, and the Dam quickly transformed from a powerful resource to a potential threat.
On January 29, PG&E received a report of a mudslide that threatened the stability of a transmission tower near highway 24 in Orinda. To ensure that the tower remained in place and functional, the area around the tower needed to be shored up — no easy feat, given the back-to-back rainstorms and excessively muddy conditions on the hillside — and dozens of Local 1245 members were dispatched to address the issue.
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.