A ballot measure that would break up a monopoly in Nevada by electric utility NV Energy and instead create to a competitive market would hamper clean energy efforts, according to four environmental groups.
On June 20, 2018 a dynamic group of Local 1245 organizing stewards descended on the State Capitol once again to express support for SB 1088 as it came before the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee. This bill takes a pro-active approach to planning for future natural disasters with bold steps to force the California Public Utilities… [Read More]
SB 1090, IBEW 1245’s sponsored legislation to restore the original Joint Proposal Agreement at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (including the original 25% retention package, not the 15% that the PUC awarded) has passed the California State Senate, and faced its first hearing in the Assembly before the Utilities and Energy Committee on June 27…. [Read More]
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned more than four decades of precedent in its ruling on the Janus v. AFSCME case. By a vote of 5-4, the Court upended its own unanimous decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education (1977), effectively taking away unions’ ability to collect fair share fees to cover the cost of collective bargaining and… [Read More]
WHEREAS the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers’ (IBEW) constitution declares that our cause is “the cause of HUMAN JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS, and HUMAN SECURITY;” WHEREAS in the last six weeks, thousands of children have been taken from their parents by U.S. agents under a new policy of “Zero Tolerance” announced by Trump Chief of Staff… [Read More]
This spring, the IBEW Local 1245 organizing program dispatched five teams of organizing stewards to central labor councils across our service area, to help get out the vote for pro-union candidates for both local and state offices. In the Fresno area, 1245 coordinated two teams in the two weeks leading up to California’s Primary Election…. [Read More]
NV Energy announced plans Thursday to essentially double the utility’s — and therefore Nevada’s — renewable energy, but predicated the $2 billion investment on voters in November rejecting a state constitutional amendment to establish a retail choice electricity market.
The rapid changes to the utility industry have unleashed new forces that threaten our members’ jobs like never before. As a result, IBEW 1245 is focused on finding political leaders who support out priorities, and are committed to protecting our work, jobs and wages. We understand that there are many other issues that matter to Local… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell, Senior Assistant Business Manager Bob Dean and Business Rep Hunter Stern, along with representatives from IBEW 47 and IBEW 465, met with California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon in Sacramento to discuss wildfire issues and the related legislation that is currently moving through the State Legislature. “Speaker Rendon was… [Read More]
California’s current Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, has a long track record of standing up for IBEW 1245 members, dating back to when he was first elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors two decades ago. As a young Supervisor, Newsom took the controversial position of opposing a measure that would have municipalized the utility… [Read More]