Please note the following date change for the Clay Shoot in Hilmar: Due to severe flooding at Roosters Ranch, the Hilmar Clay Shoot has once again been rescheduled for June 17, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Questions may be directed to Liz McInnis, ejmh@IBEW1245.com.
IBEW 1245, together with the Coalition of California Utility Employees and California State Association of Electrical Workers, spoke out in firm opposition to Assembly Bill 1030 (Ting) when it came up in the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee on April 26, 2017. A dynamic group of 18 Organizing Stewards, along with Local 1245 staffers, as well as representatives from… [Read More]
Less than a week after IBEW 1245 member Zackary Randalls was shot and killed during a work-related ride-along in Fresno, the Local 1245 Advisory Council took the time to mourn this tragic loss at the beginning of the quarterly meeting in April. “Every fatality we experience is a great tragedy and great loss, but this… [Read More]
Local 1245 Member Receives Life-Saving Award for Intervening in a Carjacking When IBEW Local 1245 member Marty Gentles arrived at work on December 6, 2016, he had no idea that he would end up intervening in an attempted carjacking and violent assault. Gentles, a Parks Gardener for the City of Redding, usually works at City… [Read More]
We are pleased to announce two of our annual scholarship winners. Jordan Rowe is the 2017 recipient of the Al Sandoval Memorial Scholarship. The Sandoval scholarship is a competitive essay contest, and this year’s topic prompted applicants to write about the impacts that Presidential Executive Orders can have on unions and the labor movement. “Executive… [Read More]
Approximately 140 eager shooters braved less than ideal weather conditions to participate in the 6th Annual IBEW Northern California Clay Shoot at Raahauge’s Pheasant Chukar and Sporting Clays in Dunnigan, CA on April 8th, 2017. The day started out cold and overcast, and by mid-morning, a steady, light rainfall set in, presenting shooters with an added… [Read More]
Inspired by some of the powerful images that IBEW Local 1245 members have been sharing on social media, the union’s Executive Board announced a new quarterly photo contest at the April Advisory Council meeting. Winners will receive a prize of $500. “Our members are taking spectacular pictures every day with smartphones,” Business Manager Tom Dalzell… [Read More]
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the tragic death of new IBEW 1245 member Zackary Randalls, who was shot and killed while on a work-related ride-along in downtown Fresno on April 18, 2017. Six weeks ago, Brother Randalls enthusiastically began working as a Customer Service Rep at PG&E in Fresno. He was known… [Read More]
The third installment of our “Fist Full of Lightning” history video series is here! Watch and learn all about the monumental 1913 strike at PG&E. If you missed the first two installments, you can find them at www.ibew1245.com/historyvideos.