IBEW 1245 President Art Freitas (right) swore in two new members of the Advisory Council during the quarterly meeting in Reno. Damien Padilla (left) has filled the San Francisco Division and General Office of PG&E seat, and Joanne Viloria McGrath (center) now represents General Construction of PG&E At-Large.
On Saturday, July 22, IBEW 1245 member Karen Mertz, who is employed at the PG&E San Jose Contact Center, experienced an unspeakable tragedy. Her son, Trevor, was driving to Grass Valley when he was in a devastating car accident. Trevor died at the scene. The family has set up a GoFundMe to help lay Trevor to… [Read More]
On July 20, RTA (Real Time Analytics) Engineers and Network Engineers at NV Energy voted to become part of Local 1245. Of the many reasons they chose to organize, the most significant was a desire to clarify their job duties and descriptions with the company. The self-determination election was held at their work site in… [Read More]
Due to scheduling conflicts, Unit #2301, East Bay Clerical, has rescheduled its August meeting to Tuesday August 15. The time and location will remain the same. –Mike Adayan, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
A well-deserved congrats to the winner of the IBEW 1245 quarterly photo contest, Nick Rains of Liberty Energy. The winning photo, taken during a severe winter storm in the Sierras, presents a compelling and accurate depiction of our members at work. Brother Rains, a 10-year member of IBEW, received his $500 prize on July 21,… [Read More]
“Fighting Right to Work” Summit prepares unions for battle There’s absolutely nothing right about so-called “Right to Work.” It’s dangerous, it’s anti-union, and it has the potential to be cataclysmic for the middle class. Right to Work is a deceptively named policy idea that has been carefully crafted and cultivated by a powerful group of… [Read More]
AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR IBEW LOCAL 1245 MEMBERS: In addition to PBF benefits outlined above, we wanted to clarify the eligibility for Local 1245’s new $25,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) benefits. Only members who are actively working and currently paying union dues are eligible for the AD&D benefits. If members are not paying dues due to… [Read More]
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Unit #2509, Stockton Clerical, has changed its unit meeting date. For the remainder of the year, the unit will meet on the first Monday of each month at 4:45pm, and the location will remain the same (La Cabana Mexican Grill, 4340 CA-99, Stockton, CA). –Rey Mendoza, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
IBEW 1245 retiree Chip Chadwick has always had a strong desire to help sick and injured veterans. As a military vet himself, Chadwick is deeply connected to his brothers and sisters at the Veterans Affairs (V.A.) hospital. Ever since he retired, Chadwick has been searching for a special way to give back to the servicemen and women… [Read More]