Local 1245 Member Receives Life-Saving Award for Intervening in a Carjacking When IBEW Local 1245 member Marty Gentles arrived at work on December 6, 2016, he had no idea that he would end up intervening in an attempted carjacking and violent assault. Gentles, a Parks Gardener for the City of Redding, usually works at City… [Read More]
We are pleased to announce two of our annual scholarship winners. Jordan Rowe is the 2017 recipient of the Al Sandoval Memorial Scholarship. The Sandoval scholarship is a competitive essay contest, and this year’s topic prompted applicants to write about the impacts that Presidential Executive Orders can have on unions and the labor movement. “Executive… [Read More]
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the tragic death of new IBEW 1245 member Zackary Randalls, who was shot and killed while on a work-related ride-along in downtown Fresno on April 18, 2017. Six weeks ago, Brother Randalls enthusiastically began working as a Customer Service Rep at PG&E in Fresno. He was known… [Read More]
The third installment of our “Fist Full of Lightning” history video series is here! Watch and learn all about the monumental 1913 strike at PG&E. If you missed the first two installments, you can find them at www.ibew1245.com/historyvideos.
On Saturday, April 8, upward of 100 IBEW Local 1245 organizing stewards, prospective organizing stewards and union staffers participated in an interactive training seminar entitled Fighting for our Union. The seminar featured two special guest speakers. Nevada State Senator Yvanna Cancela — who previously served as the Political Director for UNITE HERE Culinary Workers Local 226… [Read More]
Unit #1218, City of Lompoc, has changed its unit meeting location to the Lompoc Water Treatment Plant, 601 East North Ave., Lompoc CA. The time and dates will remain the same (first Wednesday of each month at 6pm). –Jaime Tinoco, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
Photos from the 2017 Pin Dinner in Sacramento on March 17, 2017
Thirteen-year IBEW member Bryan Thomas Reger passed away suddenly on March 24, 2017 at the age of 38. Reger was employed as a Troubleman for Liberty Utilities at the time of his death. Brother Reger leaves behind a wife and four children, and they need plenty of support during this difficult time. The family has… [Read More]