Diablo Canyon’s closure agreement was a result of workers, local policymakers, environmental advocates, utilities and regulators’ understanding that it was in no one’s interest to shut down the plant immediately, and in everyone’s best interest to build a long, seven-year runway.
Fourteen-year IBEW 1245 member Dion Bailey is no stranger to serving the public. He’s made civil service his career, and currently works as an airport duty manager at the Port of Oakland. For the past five years, he’s also sat on the planning commission for the town of Hercules. And on Nov. 6, 2018, he… [Read More]
When the CPUC decided to gut the meticulously negotiated Joint Proposal Agreement intended to ensure a safe and equitable decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, IBEW 1245 refused to take the decision lying down. Instead, the union opted to pursue a legislative remedy – but in order to pass the legislation needed to… [Read More]
With ballots still being counted in some races, this much is certain: At least 743 past and present union members will give voice to workers in statehouses, Congress and other political offices when new sessions convene in January.
As Americans woke up this morning to election results that stand to change the future of our country, one thing is abundantly clear — voter turnout matters. Nowhere is that more apparent than here in IBEW 1245’s jurisdiction, where our own members helped to push a number of key ballot measures and candidates to victory,… [Read More]
Rodrigo Flores is a 19-year member of IBEW 1245 and works at the Merced Irrigation District. As a Local 1245 organizing steward, Flores has been involved in a number of political campaigns to help get out the vote — and this year, he decided to embark on a campaign of his very own. Flores is… [Read More]
These are, without question, extremely divisive times in American politics, and it seems to be getting worse with each passing day. But despite the polarization that has fractured our great country, IBEW 1245 has been effectively bridging the divide, bringing lawmakers on both sides of the aisle together on the key issues that matter most… [Read More]
Whenever other IBEW locals are under attack, Local 1245 never hesitates to dispatch our own activists to assist our brothers and sisters in their fight. Now, as Local 1245 members in Nevada are facing a massive attack of their own, IBEW locals from all around the country, including many locals that we’ve supported in the… [Read More]
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]