Health care costs–doctor visits, prescriptions and hospitalization–continue to spiral out of control. In fact, every 30 seconds someone in the U.S. files for bankruptcy following a serious health problem. Union Plus has created various programs aimed at helping to keep union members healthy–physically and financially. § Take advantage of a free prescription discount card that helps you save… [Read More]
Editor’s note: Jonathan Rouse II will receive this year’s Al Sandoval Memorial Scholarship based on his winning essay, reproduced below. Rouse is the son of Local 1245 member Jonathan Rouse Sr., who is a Fitter at Truckee Meadows Water Authority. Rouse attends Robert McQueen High School in Reno and plans to attend Brigham Young University…. [Read More]
It was Joe Heberline’s day to be a hero. Ready or not. To hear him tell it, the whole thing was over almost before it started. Heberline’s act of heroism began around 1 p.m. on Feb. 27 when a California Highway Patrol officer waved him down by an overpass on Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Heberline,… [Read More]
The IBEW Local 1245 Executive Board, meeting in regular session at Weakley Hall in Vacaville on March 27, took numerous actions, including the following: § Appointed former Business Manager Perry Zimmerman to serve as judge for the 2009 Al Sandoval Memorial Scholarship essay contest. § Announced that the 2009 IBEW 1245/Perry Zimmerman Annual Golf Tournament will be… [Read More]
Unit 3812, Vacaville, has a new meeting time: 4:30 p.m. Meetings will continue to be on the second Wednesday of the month. Location remains Pietro’s #2, 679 Merchant St. in Vacaville. Darryl Norris, Business Rep.
Local 1245 has two new business representatives: Mike Saner and Mark Taylor. Both appointments were effective March 2. Mike Saner, 49, is returning to the staff after serving as a temporary business representative in 2008. Initiated in 1985, Saner worked as a lineman and subforeman in PG&E General Construction. He was elected to the General… [Read More]
Former congresswoman Hilda Solis returned to California on March 16 in her new role as US Secretary of Labor—and the state’s union leaders loved every minute of it. Solis was greeted as a hero during her appearance at the Legislative Conference of the California Labor Federation, attended by IBEW Local 1245 President Mike Davis and… [Read More]
For all the opposition about taxing the wealthy back to pre-Bush levels, it’s interesting to take note that during the 1950’s and ’60s, it took one income in a family to provide home ownership, raise kids, send them to college, have affordable health care and even buy a new car once in awhile. Both corporations… [Read More]
Local 1245 member Peter (Pete) Tololi, 36, died March 24 in a workplace accident in Firebaugh, CA. Brother Tololi, a member of IBEW Local 1245 since 2007, was a PG&E Apprentice Lineman in Area 5. He was fatally injured when he fell from a pole while maneuvering around a cross-arm, according to a preliminary investigation. Local… [Read More]
Unit 3812, Vacaville, has a new chairman, Pat Colip. The recorder is Joe Stockel. Darryl Norris, Business Rep.