UNION MEMBERS CAN LEARN FROM HIDDEN HISTORY Where did worker rights come from? What is the difference between “working class” and “middle class?” Why is funding for public services so inadequate? Who isn’t paying their fair share? And why do these things matter? In “California Labor History,” a three unit San Francisco City College course… [Read More]
MEMBER LETTER: TEA PARTY MEMBERS ARE ORDINARY CITIZENS Local 1245 received the following e-mail from Rhonda Waigand, a 24-year PG&E Clerical member. It is published with her permission. I was surprised when reading the article by retired Electricians at the Garamendi event making fun of “tea partiers” (Retired IBEW Electricians Encounter Tea Partiers, posted April… [Read More]
MARYSVILLE UNIT HAS NEW MEETING LOCATION, OFFICERS Unit 3611, Marysville, has a new meeting location. The new location is Gary’s Place, 130 9th St., Marysville, CA 95901. The unit also has a new chair, Keith Hopp, and vice chair, Becky Kincade. Phil Carter, Business Representative
WATCH ‘YOUNG WORKERS SUMMIT’ LIVE JUNE 11 Several “under-35” members of IBEW Local 1245 will be among those attending the first-ever national AFL-CIO Young Workers Summit when it kicks off June 11 in Washington, D.C. At “Next Up,” young unionists will meet with AFL-CIO leaders to share their ideas, skills and concerns about young people’s… [Read More]
FORT BRAGG UNIT HAS NEW MEETING LOCATION Unit 3713, Fort Bragg, has a new meeting location. The new location is North Coast Brew & Restaurant, 455 Main Street in Fort Bragg, CA. The meeting dates and time remain unchanged. Ed Dwyer, Business Rep.
UNIT OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED AT JUNE UNIT MEETINGS Each unit of IBEW Local 1245 will elect unit officers at its June meeting. Below is an excerpt from the local union by-laws pertaining to election of unit officers. The entire by-laws can be accessed from the Local 1245 website under the structure tab (at right)…. [Read More]
Northern Nevada construction workers rallied at the University of Nevada on May 13 to protest the use of contractors who use out-of-state workers on local projects. “The volume of Nevada construction work going to out-of-staters has reached epidemic proportions,” says Paul McKenzie, executive secretary-treasurer of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Northern Nevada/AFL-CIO and… [Read More]
NEW LOCATION FOR PLUMAS SIERRA UNIT MEETING Unit 3514, Plumas Sierra REC, has a new meeting location for the July and November 2010 meetings formerly scheduled to be in Herlong. The new meeting location is Southern Lassen Senior Club, 434 Doyle Loop Road, in Doyle, CA. Meetings will be at 6 pm on July 20 and… [Read More]