In 2016, IBEW Local 1245 released a comprehensive history book, entitled “Fist Full of Lightning.” As a companion to that book, the Local is also producing a series of short videos that highlight the unique and storied history of the local union from its earliest days.
Flanked by eighty-three newly minted Organizing Stewards, the IBEW 1245 Advisory Council and Executive Board, a delegation of Salvadoran Electrical Workers Union (STESEC) joined together with a room filled with Local 1245 members to cement a newly launched sister relationship between IBEW 1245 and STESEC.
A big blizzard is generally a celebrated event in the Tahoe area, but heavy snowfall also means a significantly higher-than-average number of outages across the region. The utility company that services the area, Liberty Energy, needed reinforcements, so they called in a dozen Local 1245 outside line crews to get the power back on.
The deadline for 2017 scholarship applications is March 6.
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.
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.