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]
IBEW 1245 members are working tirelessly to propel Cheryl Cook-Kallio to victory in her race for State Assembly in District 16. They’re also working to support local ballot measures and labor-endorsed candidates that have committed to advocate on behalf of working families.
On Saturday, October 22, IBEW 1245 members, staff and retirees were joined by more than 300 volunteers from many different union and labor organizations to get out the vote for U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto and NO on Question 3. Many of the volunteers travelled hundreds of miles to join the effort. “We knocked on 4227… [Read More]
Local 1245 Organizing Steward Rene Cruz Martinez was featured on the nationally syndicated NPR Radio show “The World,” in a segment about the campaign to oust Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona. Listen to the segment here.