In just a few short years, Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) have drastically changed the energy marketplace in California, and as they continue to expand, additional regulation is needed to ensure that the system is not disadvantaging the customers who remain with the traditional utility companies. One such regulation is Resolution E-4907, which came before the… [Read More]
Unit #1111, Fresno (Physical), has moved its unit meeting to a new location right across the street, due to the fact that the Round Table Pizza relocated to a different building. The new address is 5702 N. First St. Fresno CA. The meeting time and location will remain the same (first Tuesday of the month at 5pm). –Jim… [Read More]
Four Organizing Stewards represented IBEW 1245 at the AFL-CIO’s 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr conference, which took place in Houston, TX in mid-January. The conference brings together members from over 500 trade unions to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King and examine current civil and human rights issues. The delegates had the… [Read More]
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national average salary for linemen in 2016 was $68,010 ($32.70/hr). BUT in California, the average annual salary for linemen is nearly 30% higher — $94,730 ($45.55/hr), making our linemen the best-paid in the nation!
Organizing is the lifeblood of the union movement. It is through organizing that our union was born. It was organizing that enabled us to negotiate our earliest contracts, not to mention all of the subsequent gains we’ve made at the bargaining table ever since. It is organizing that gives us our collective power, and organizing… [Read More]
Unit 3512, City of Roseville, has moved its February unit meeting from the 6th to the 13th. The time and location will remain the same. –Jennifer Gray, IBEW 1245 Assistant Business Manager
New ways of doing business are sweeping through the utility industry, shaking up traditional assumptions about the work and who will do it. In these uncertain times for utility workers, is it possible to protect our work, our livelihood? The short answer is “yes,” and we can look to the Longshoremen’s “Mechanization and Modernization Agreement” of… [Read More]
There’s an old adage that you only have one chance to make a good first impression. It’s also critical to orienting – and organizing – new members into the union.