More than 1,700 workers at Spectrum (a division of Charter Cable) in New York City have been on strike since March, and are still fighting tooth and nail to secure a fair contract in the face of an increasingly hostile and dishonest employer. The workers, who are members of IBEW Local 3, report that the… [Read More]
In August, IBEW 1245 concluded negotiations with PG&E for the Computer Field Analyst workgroup, which voted to join Local 1245 in 2015. The tentative agreement provided for enhanced job security, significant wage increases for most members, general wage increases going forward, and four classifications within the newly created Computer Field Analyst department. The agreement was… [Read More]
Keep the Clearance peer safety committee members Rosario Garcia and Jose Pedro Paredes received the Tree Care Industry Certified Tree Safety Professional certificate after participating in a two-day class and passing the safety professional test. The Tree Safety Professional training focuses on developing leadership skills, hazard and incident control prevention and adult learning. The class, which… [Read More]
What is being described as the largest power restoration workforce in U.S. history was being deployed across southern Florida Monday morning — tens of thousands of lineworkers and tree-trimmers in total, including many IBEW brothers and sisters.
On Thursday, August 24, PG&E’s Revenue Assurance Representatives voted to join Local 1245 in a mail-in ballot election. The final result was 13 Yes to 4 No, with 17 out of 19 eligible voters participating. This was the third organizing effort in recent years for this classification, which investigates discrepancies in energy consumption (such as… [Read More]
More than 600 Asian Pacific American union members from all across the country came together at the 14th Biennial Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Convention over the summer. Organizing Stewards Alvin Dayoan, Ivan Pereda and Ricardo Hernandez, along with Staff Organizer Jammi Juarez, represented IBEW Local 1245 at the Convention, which took place in… [Read More]
Dear Brothers and Sisters, My family and I want to thank everyone that has expressed condolences to us during this very difficult time as we mourn the unexpected loss of my son, Trevor Mertz. I am the mother of seven children, and Trevor was my youngest son. He was driving home to Grass Valley with a friend… [Read More]
Gerald Williams has joined the IBEW 1245 staff as a Business Rep. He will be working with members at PG&E’s San Francisco General Office, Sacramento contact centers, and West Sacramento RMC. Prior to coming on staff, Brother Williams worked as a Service Representative at the PG&E Sacramento 2740 Contact Center for four years. He served as both… [Read More]
Upwards of 100 IBEW 1245 members from PG&E are arriving in Florida this week to provide mutual aid in anticipation of Hurricane Irma. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and with all who are in Irma’s path, as well as those who are still reeling from Hurricane Harvey. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is collecting… [Read More]
Crews prepared to head to Florida Wednesday afternoon to help restore power to those affected by Hurricane Irma as the category 5 hurricane makes its way to the U.S. mainland.