WEAKLEY HALL GOES SOLAR Local 1245 has installed solar panels on Ronald T. Weakley Hall, the union’s Vacaville headquarters. The total capacity of the new system, which has 224 photovoltaic panels, is 45 kw. The installation, which should be completed shortly, is being performed by IBEW Local 180 members working for Napa Electric.
TIMES THAT TRY WORKERS’ SOULS By Tom Dalzell, Business Manager Thomas Paine, the Revolutionary War patriot, wrote a broadside in 1776 called The Crisis that began with these famous words: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” It is no exaggeration to say that today we live in times that try workers’ souls…. [Read More]
Unit 3717, Fort Bragg, has changed its meeting dates. Beginning in June, the unit will meet on Thursday of the first full week of the month. For the rest of 2010, meeting dates are: July 8, Aug. 5, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 9. Ed Dwyer, Business Representative
SPREADING THE NEWS: Interviews with union members at the IBEW Local 1245 Protest against NV Energy 3-25-10 in New York, NY Union members speak their mind about NV Energy DATE UPLOADED: 4/23/10 CREDIT: IBEW 1245 Media
Unit 4721, Fremont, Davey Tree Mission Division, has a new location. The unit will now meet in Newark, CA, at Round Table Pizza, 5544 Thornton Avenue. The meeting is held on the third Wednesday of the month. Start time is 4:00 pm until the 10-hour shifts kick in, when the start time will be 6:00 pm. Junior… [Read More]
United States Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada met with IBEW Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell in Washington D.C. on April 15. Senator Reid and Dalzell discussed workforce issues around renewable energy, the union’s contract negotiations with NV Energy, as well as efforts to create new jobs in Nevada through smart grid technology…. [Read More]
On April 11 Mirant Energy and RRI Energy announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to create GenOn Energy. GenOn will become one of the nation’s largest independent power producers with 24,700 megawatts of generation. Mirant Energy consists of 11 power generation plants in 5 different states while RRI Energy’s fleet of power generation… [Read More]
Gregg Bargas has temporarily assumed business representative responsibilities for Bill Brill for the next several weeks while Brill is on personal leave. Bargas, a 16-year member of IBEW, will cover Brill’s PG&E assignment area. Members needing assistance can contact Bargas at 408-206-3146.