UGLY SWEATER BOWL-A-THON! ~Benefitting IBEW Families Affected By The North Bay Fires~ Have fun bowling and look ugly while doing it! Bring the family out and enjoy the afternoon with your IBEW Brothers and Sisters at Freeway Lanes in Selma! Cost is $12 per person which includes 2.5 of play time and shoe rental Purchase tickets… [Read More]
On Thursday, October 19, PG&E’s aerial patrollers voted to join IBEW 1245 in a secret ballot election. All members of the unit participated, and the vote was a unanimous Yes. “We are excited to move ahead and continue this journey,” said Paul Bonini, one of the seven aerial patrollers. “I am also very glad that… [Read More]
A new challenge to public sector workers that is expected to deal a major blow to their ability to bargain collectively is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
In late September, a group of five Organizing Stewards from IBEW Local 1245 participated in the AFL-CIO’s Organizing Institute, which took place in Sacramento. This specialized training focuses on the principles of union organizing and is designed to improve skills related to leadership and committee-building, employer campaigns, issue campaigns and mapping/charting, with a heavy emphasis… [Read More]
When call center employees at San Diego Gas & Electric began organizing to join IBEW Local 465, the union quickly reached out to Local 1245 for assistance. Local 465 already represents physical workers at SDGE, and the call center workers were hoping to enjoy the same types of benefits that their colleagues have. A previous… [Read More]
On September 14, workers at four gas cogeneration plants in the Sacramento area voted Yes to join IBEW Local 1245 in a mail-in ballot election. After months of organizing and enduring an aggressive anti-union campaign, the results were close but clear — the employees of EthosEnergy Group are ready to have real change and a… [Read More]
On Sept 28, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case known as Janus v. AFSCME, a thinly-veiled assault on the freedom to form strong unions and have a voice at work. In anticipation of this ruling, in which the Court could potentially to do away with closed union shops (also known as agency shops) and impose… [Read More]
In this audio clip, University of Oregon professor and renowned labor economist Gordon Lafer explains the truth about so-called “Right to Work” policies to a group of IBEW 1245 activists.
Local 1245 staff organizer Jammi Juarez has accepted a new position as the Director of Professional and Industrial (P&I) Organizing in the Membership Development Department for the International Office of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Juarez has mixed emotions about leaving her home local, but she’s looking forward to embracing this new opportunity. “I… [Read More]