This story by Mike Hall appeared Nov. 9 on the AFL-CIO blog. There is so much inaccurate information—much of it deliberately cultivated—about the solvency of Social Security, that it’s leading policymakers, analysts and lawmakers to believe there is an urgent need to make major changes to Social Security. Add to that a cadre of newly… [Read More]
A tsunami of outrage over the depressed state of the economy has put the next Congress under Republican control, but did not uproot several important allies of working people in California and Nevada. IBEW Local 1245 members and retirees were part of a massive “get out the vote” campaign in Nevada that kept Senator Harry… [Read More]
About 20 IBEW retirees from NV Energy came to the Local 1245 Advisory Council meeting in Reno on Oct. 23 to express their appreciation for the union’s support in their long-running battle to preserve retiree medical benefits. NV Energy recently acted unilaterally to force retired workers to absorb 100% of all future increases in the… [Read More]
Unit 2412, San Francisco, has a new meeting location effective immediately: Double Play Bar & Grill, 2401 16th St., San Francisco. The unit also has a new start time: 4:15 pm. Dates remain the same. Landis Marttila, Business Representative
Unit 3314 South Lake Tahoe, has a new meeting location effectively immediately: Grand Central Pizza, 2229 Hwy. 50, Kings Center. Randy Osborn, Business Representative
Democrat Jerry Brown has opened a double-digit lead over Republican Meg Whitman in the governor’s race, according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll. Brown was leading Whitman 52 percent to 39 percent among likely voters, expanding his lead particularly among women and Latino voters, according to the poll. Campaigning Oct. 24 at several churches… [Read More]
By Ken Rawles I wish to first thank Business Manager Tom Dalzell, and President Mike Davis and the IBEW Local 1245 Executive Board for allowing me to attend the California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) convention as the IBEW representative. The convention, held Oct. 12 and 13 at the Oakland Airport Hilton, was the 7th for… [Read More]
Unit 3513, Grass Valley, has a new location: Alta Sierra Pizza & Grill, 15690 Johnson Place, Grass Valley CA. Meeting date remains the second Tuesday. Meeting start time remains 5 p.m. Phil Carter, Business Rep.