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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 and the bargaining committee believe that the package tentatively agreed to today deserves a yes vote, and we recommend ratification.
Local 1245 team from TID wins Muni Division for the second straight year
Find out which candidates and ballot measures the union is supporting in your area.
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.
With the United States Supreme Court, Right To Work (for less) laws, and the founding principles of labor, civil and human rights hanging in the balance, IBEW 1245 kicked off the general election season with a rally that blew the roof off of Weakley Hall!
The 2016 National Gas Rodeo was held August 27 at the Jefferson County fairgrounds, just outside of Denver, Colorado. The competition was fierce, with 55 teams from all across the country vying for the title.
In one of the most blatant examples of the potential challenges that California utilities are facing, SolarCity has publicly announced that it is seeking to take over some of PG&E’s energy distribution functions. As part of IBEW 1245’s ongoing effort to track and combat competitive threats to the energy industry, the union is speaking out against SolarCity’s efforts to cut into utility operations and Local 1245 jobs.