The workers at Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) have been fighting for union representation for decades. But despite being met with aggressive hostility and union-busting from their employer, these workers refused to give up. In fact, they doubled down, and they enlisted help from several utility locals, including Local 1245, to support the organizing effort.
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IBEW members who work for the City of Vallejo will be getting their first general wage increase in nine years. thanks to a newly ratified agreement.
The IBEW Local 1245 Ballot Committee reports that the new PG&E Agreement has been ratified. 6,572 ballots were received, with a total of 5,241 YES votes and 1,279 NO votes.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the city of Santa Clara is home to dozens of massive hardware and software companies, including Intel, McAfee, Avaya and WhatsApp. But these tech powerhouses would be unable to function if it wasn’t for the IBEW 1245 members at Silicon Valley Power, Santa Clara’s municipal utility.
Our members were out in force all across the union’s territory, knocking on doors, making phone calls, joining rallies, hosting meetings at worksites and recruiting volunteers to support the union-endorsed candidates and ballot measures that will have the biggest impact on our members.
The competitive challenges facing our industry can seem abstract. You can’t see the threat of deregulation or feel how the grid is changing – but failing to confront those challenges puts our jobs at risk. This November was a rare exception – our Nevada members had the opportunity to vote on a policy with real implications for our union.
It is with a heavy heart that Local 1245 mourns the passing of former Business Rep Frank Saxsenmeier. Brother Saxsenmeier passed away on November 7, 2016, just one month before his 79th birthday.
Local 1245 team from TID wins Muni Division for the second straight year
For golf aficionados, nothing compares to a morning out on the links, which is why IBEW 1245’s annual Perry Zimmerman Golf Tournament continues to be one of the union’s most popular events year after year.
For the Communications Specialists who work at PG&E’s Bishop Ranch campus, the decision to join IBEW 1245 was informed by past experience in unionized workplaces and, more importantly, by positive experiences as union members.