The secretive backers of this measure want voters to believe it’s about ‘energy choices,’ but in reality, it would help a handful of ultra-wealthy casino moguls get even richer, at the expense of Nevada’s working families. If enacted, this sort of policy would inevitably result in significant layoffs at NV Energy, and could open the door to large-scale Enron-style deregulation of the energy industry in Nevada.
If enthusiasm is contagious, then we’ve got an epidemic breaking out at IBEW Local 1245. As the 2016 class of IBEW 1245 Organizing Stewards filed into Weakley Hall for their first meeting and orientation on Jan. 22, their enthusiasm and positive energy was palpable. The number of Organizing Stewards has nearly doubled since last year, proving without a doubt that once the activism bug starts spreading, there’s no stopping it.
Reversing climate change and addressing income inequality are the twin challenges of our time. Solving them both means a safer, more stable future for generations to come. If we don't stop and reverse climate change, our environment and our economy could collapse. If we don't address the growing gap between rich and poor, our political structures and our economy will continue to fray, robbing us of both the funds and the political will to address climate change.
This letter agreement is pending ratification by the affected members.
This week, PG&E made a new proposal to Local 1245 for Electric Department service crews. Service crews for electric and emergency response crews for gas are two issues that the company wants addressed in these negotiations. It has been our position that these issues should be addressed in ad hoc negotiations, not general negotiations, and by making these proposals the company has agreed to try to resolve them in ad hoc negotiations.
With 2015 in the rear view mirror, it’s time to take a minute and look back over where we’ve been. 2015 was our 115th year together – believe it or not, our union pre-dates all of our employers (IBEW’s first written labor agreement was with PG&E’s predecessor in 1900). That was the first fight we won together, and every year since then has presented more challenges for us, whether it was securing better safety equipment for lineman in the 1960s or holding on to our jobs when employers circled bankruptcy in the early 2000s.
Motorcycle enthusiast, poet, engineer, sculptor. All of these words can describe IBEW 1245 Business Representative Mike Grill, who will be retiring this spring after 18 years as a union staffer and 36 years as an IBEW Local 1245 member.
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Effective January 2016, per capita dues will increase by $1.00 for all IBEW members. This rate change was approved by delegates at the IBEW 38th International Convention in 2011, as part of a set of amendments to Article IX of the IBEW Constitution. The union will be notifying employers to adjust payroll deductions accordingly.
The IBEW 1245 Executive Board has enhanced and expanded the union’s scholarship program to include several new scholarship options. Applications for 2016 are now open for the following scholarships, and all applications must be received by the first Monday in March to be considered.
The establishment of the new "lead clerk" classification was one of many positive changes brought about by the efforts of a committee of seven dedicated clerical bargaining unit members who support the different organizations within PG&E’s Gas Operations.
More than a million residents lost power when a massive and powerful wind storm walloped the Pacific Northwest on Tuesday, Nov. 17. PG&E promptly dispatched a dozen GC crews, comprised of Local 1245 members, to assist in the restoration.
In what has now become an annual tradition, dozens of IBEW 1245 members and their families spent the Veterans Day holiday representing the union at annual parades in Sacramento and Fresno. Both contingents were organized by members of the IBEW 1245 Veterans Group, with strong support from Organizing Stewards.