I am writing today to explain how the new Congressional health care bill could directly impact your bottom line and your health coverage. The American Health Care Act (also known as TrumpCare), a bill sponsored by Republicans that is intended to roll back the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare), passed the House of Representatives on… [Read More]
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]
When Berkeley City Council member Jesse Arreguin was elected as the city’s new Mayor in November, IBEW Local 1245 was quick to endorse candidate Kate Harrison to fill Arreguin’s seat on the City Council. Not only does Harrison have a strong track record when it comes to supporting working families, she has also vowed to… [Read More]
Despite staunch Democratic opposition that fueled three days of contentious debate, the Iowa Legislature on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that will dramatically scale back a four-decades-old collective bargaining law that governs union contract negotiations for the state’s public workers.
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]
“Today a bi-partisan majority confirmed that ‘Right to Work’ is still wrong for New Hampshire, and this vote should be the final nail in the coffin. Across the Granite State, working people stood together against this corporate-backed legislation that would cripple our ability to speak up on job. We thank the legislators who let workers’… [Read More]
The withdrawal of Andrew Puzder’s nomination is great news for everyone who wants an America where wages rise, benefits are strong and unions are growing. It’s a reminder of the collective power of working people and a clear message to President Trump that it’s time to change course completely, not double down.
With so much big money flooding our political process, it’s easy to feel disillusioned and overwhelmed by the seemingly endless barrage of election-related TV commercials, glossy mailers and invasive web ads. But if there’s one thing we know, it’s the fact than even in this highly saturated and expensive media environment, you can’t put a… [Read More]