IBEW Local 1245 has been actively involved in California’s energy and environmental policies for many years. Our union provided critical and influential support for Senate Bill 2, which established the 33% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) requirements, as well as Senate Bill 350, which increased the RPS to 50%. We were also involved in the passage… [Read More]
For the IBEW Local 1245 members who work at the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD), Measure K was a make-or-break ballot initiative. Measure K sought to extend a modest parcel tax in order to keep Vallejo’s parks up and running — and keep the Local 1245 members at GVRD working. If the measure were to fail,… [Read More]
In early April, a team of six Organizing Stewards from IBEW Local 1245 travelled across the country to help get out the vote for Jon Ossoff, who was vying to fill a vacant Congressional seat that opened up when Tom Price was appointed to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services. With a deceptively… [Read More]
After Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke was appointed to serve as the US Secretary of the Interior earlier this year, a special election was called to fill the seat that he vacated in the House of Representatives. A team of IBEW 1245 Organizing Stewards, comprised of Sandi Busse, Brandon Cardoza, Mark Goodwin, Felicia Lynch, and Steve… [Read More]
The Washington Post reports that Trump’s plan, presented in his budget proposal released May 23, puts forward just $200 billion in infrastructure spending while slashing $206 billion from existing infrastructure programs. That’s a net decrease in infrastructure spending of $6 billion over the next 10 years.
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.