A new challenge to public sector workers that is expected to deal a major blow to their ability to bargain collectively is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.
On Sept 28, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear the case known as Janus v. AFSCME, a thinly-veiled assault on the freedom to form strong unions and have a voice at work. In anticipation of this ruling, in which the Court could potentially to do away with closed union shops (also known as agency shops) and impose… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 member Jimmy Ferris, a high-voltage substation electrician with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), has been selected as the Klein Tools National Electrician of the Year. As Electrician of the Year, Ferris wins an all-expenses paid vacation to one of four iconic destinations that all include a tie-in to massive electrical operations: Sturgis, South… [Read More]
In this audio clip, University of Oregon professor and renowned labor economist Gordon Lafer explains the truth about so-called “Right to Work” policies to a group of IBEW 1245 activists.
The City of Santa Clara currently has openings for several IBEW-represented classifications, including: Journey Lineworker Electrician Electrical Estimator Electric and Water System Operator Learn more and apply at https://agency.governmentjobs.com/cityofsantaclaraca/default.cfm.
IBEW Local 1245 member Jimmy Ferris, a high-voltage substation electrician with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), has been selected as the Klein Tools Southwest Region Electrician of the Year, and is one of six regional finalists who are now in the running for the National Electrician of the Year award. The awards are bestowed… [Read More]
On Tuesday, August 22, IBEW 1245 members from across the public sector packed Weakley Hall to learn about the growing attack on public sector unions and IBEW 1245’s strategy to defend and build our house through Volunteer Organizing Committees (VOC) at each of our public employers. The Threat The Labor movement is bracing for a… [Read More]
Nine years ago, when the City of Vallejo filed for municipal bankruptcy, it was the City’s workers who bore the brunt of the pain. Vallejo administrators imposed draconian furloughs and takeaways that left the workers and their families reeling. At that time, IBEW Local 2376 represented more than 200 workers at the City, but after… [Read More]
The Northern California Power Agency has a vacancy at its Geothermal Generation Facilities in Middletown CA, part of largest geothermal field in the world, universally known as The Geysers. The facility has been in commercial operation for over 50 years. The field covers some 30 square miles in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma and Lake counties… [Read More]
Business Manager Tom Dalzell authored an op-ed in response to a recent article in the Modesto Bee that claimed linemen at Modesto Irrigation District are “overpaid.”