The IBEW Local 1245 members employed at the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) Mid Pacific Region have ratified a one-year agreement, effective Jan. 1, 2018. 95% of the membership participated in the ratification vote. The agreement was ratified on Nov. 22, 2017, with 99% voting Yes to 1% No. View the official vote tally here. The… [Read More]
When IBEW 1245 member Gustavo “Goose” Lopez’s baby was born six weeks premature, weighing just three pounds, the doctors told Lopez and his family that the baby would need to stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Santa Barbara for at least two weeks. “At first, we had no idea how we could… [Read More]
Fresh off their big victories at the International Lineman’s Rodeo, the Modesto Irrigation District team of Jimmy Boere, Matt McCurdy and Sean Coulson, as well as the Turlock Irrigation District team of Josh Klikna, Dustin Krieger and Steve Johnson were celebrated for their outstanding achievements by the members of the Local 1245 Advisory Council. The… [Read More]
The IBEW Local 1245 members who work at Sacramento Regional Transit (SRT) ensure over 1.5 million residents can safely travel to and from work, home, and school throughout Sacramento County each year. With 67 bus routes, 229 buses, and one of the busiest light rail systems in the nation, SRT and its workers play a… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 members and City of Lompoc employees Mark and Dorine Fabing are once again hosting their annual “Bikes 4 Kids” fundraiser in loving memory of their son, Brice, who was killed in a tragic car accident at the age of 17. The Fabings have been hosting this fundraiser every year for the past 10 years,… [Read More]
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.