“America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth Century” by Gabriel Thompson teaches us that even stories rooted in decades past have lessons that still hold true today.
Photos from the 2017 Redding Pin Dinner, which took place on Feb. 24, 2017
On February 25, more than 100 members of IBEW Local 1245 attended a day-long training on “Changing the Narrative,” lead by Steve Smith and Rachel Warino of the California Labor Federation. Most of those in attendance voluntarily gave up their Saturday to join the training because they recognize how important it is to rebuild public… [Read More]
Whatever your opinion of recent political events, I think we can all agree on one thing: we live in interesting times. Volatility, in both the economic and political spheres, is the new norm. Economic spikes and shocks have led to crippling recession and all-time highs on the stock market. And we’ve gone from Barack Obama… [Read More]
Due to circumstances beyond our control, there will now be two separate dates for the NorCal IBEW Clay Shoot this year. Please note the following date change for the Clay Shoot in Hilmar: Due to severe flooding at Roosters Ranch, the Hilmar Clay Shoot has been rescheduled for May 20, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience… [Read More]
Hydroelectric power is something that most people have heard about, but few are truly familiar with precisely how it works. To better understand this unique process, the Utility Reporter took a trip out to Helms Pumped Storage Plant to learn about hydro first-hand from the Local 1245 members who keep the plant running. So how,… [Read More]
Photos from the 2017 San Jose Pin Dinner, which took place on Feb. 17, 2017
With winter comes snowstorms, and with normal snowstorms come power outages and emergency work for the tens of thousands of IBEW lineworkers. Even a few inches of snow and ice can knock out power for hundreds of thousands of people.
Our deepest sympathies go out to PG&E Stockton Service Rep and Local 1245 member Jasmine Burton, who is mourning the tragic loss of her toddler son. More information can be found here. A voluntary vacation sale has been set up for PG&E employees, and information can be found here. Individuals can also support Burton and her… [Read More]
It’s no secret that so-called “right-to-work” legislation is 100% wrong for working families. Workers in states with right-to-work laws have lower wages, fewer benefits, higher poverty rates and more workplace fatalities. So when a new right-to-work bill came up in the New Hampshire state legislature this year, IBEW Local 1245 quickly volunteered to send a… [Read More]