A training conference for Local 1245 stewards at Modesto, Merced, Turlock, South San Joaquin, and Paradise Irrigation Districts, and Tri-Dam Project will be held March 31, 2010 at Weakley Hall, 30 Orange Tree Circle, in Vacaville. The conference begins at 9 a.m. Sheila Lawton, Business Rep.
A training conference for Local 1245 stewards at Sacramento Regional Transit and AC Transit will be held March 30, 2010 at Weakley Hall, 30 Orange Tree Circle, in Vacaville. The conference begins at 9 a.m. Sheila Lawton, Business Rep.
Sacramento Regional Transit management sent out WARN notices on Feb. 12, indicating that layoffs are coming. WARN, short for the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, is a federal law enacted 21-years ago that requires employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of plant closings or mass layoffs. This latest development comes on the… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 members working for the Western Area Power Administration braved some of the fiercest winter weather in years to perform trouble work recently on the Captain Jack 500-kv line in the rugged mountains near Grizzly Peak. The Captain Jack line is part of the California Oregon Intertie–transmission lines that knit together power grids… [Read More]
Two proposed ballot measures being considered by the City of Redding would likely have “little impact” on the city’s short-term budget crisis and could “potentially undermine future government essential services,” according to a study by the UC Davis’s Center for Regional Change. Report highlights include the following: – The proposed ballot initiative to create a… [Read More]
On Jan. 29, in response to his request, Local 1245 met with Sacramento Regional Transit General manager Mike Wiley. During that meeting, he informed the union that RT’s Fiscal Year 2010 budgeted operating revenues are coming in below their expectations. In addition, RT’s fare revenue is now projected to be approximately $7 million below budget…. [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 members spearheaded a massive display of union solidarity at the Jan. 5 meeting of the Redding City Council. Outraged by two proposed ballot initiatives that attack employee retirement benefits, more than 80 IBEW members were joined by about 40 firefighters, police and other city employees in a short rally before filing into… [Read More]
Local 1245 continues difficult negotiations with Sacramento Regional Transit. The District’s takeaway package remains on the table. The District is proposing a number of “options” for reaching its goal of no increases in labor cost from 2008. The Local 1245 bargaining committee continues to analyze these options in order to determine the best course of action. During the one… [Read More]
The City of Redding’s Privatization Evaluation Committee died a quiet and unmourned death on Dec. 14. The committee, which had been urged by Redding business interests to outsource city jobs, discovered two important things during its brief existence: First, cities that have outsourced jobs typically don’t save any money and often end up taking the work back… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 Unit 3217 Chairman Paul Snyder, right, and Recorder Gary Moeckli, left, present a $300 donation to Ken White of the Redding Good News Rescue Mission to help feed those less fortunate during the 2009 holiday season. Unit 3217 members voted unanimously at their December unit meeting to donate $300 from their unit… [Read More]