The betrayal at Modesto sharply focused the attention of irrigation district stewards attending the Local 1245 training conference in Vacaville on March 31. When the Modesto Irrigation District board in late 2009 walked away from a labor agreement negotiated by its own staff, the message was clear: some employers are prepared to play dirty in… [Read More]
Local 1245 members at City of Shasta Lake on March 31 ratified a two-year extension to the current agreement. The vote was unanimous. The City had desired to get IBEW to contribute towards the employee share of Cal-PERS (8% for their 3% @ 60 Plan). The Teamster-represented Water Treatment and Distribution members at Shasta Lake… [Read More]
The Redding City Council on March 15 unilaterally implemented its “Last Best and Final” offer pertaining to the IBEW Local 1245 Electric bargaining unit. The Last, Best, and Final offer had been tendered by the City on Feb. 23. “For some 18 months, the members of IBEW 1245 at the City of Redding refused to… [Read More]
The City of Redding stepped back from its plan to use ballot initiatives to shift pension costs onto employees and to eliminate retiree health care benefits for future hires. The advisory ballot initiatives, planned for June, would have asked voters to weigh in on the controversial proposals to address budget problems by gutting benefits for… [Read More]
Local 1245 shop stewards working in the public sector gathered at Weakley Hall in Vacaville on Feb. 9 to sharpen their skills in representing members. Assistant Business Manager Dennis Seyfer reported on the “state of the union,” including current private and public sector contract negotiations. Ongoing problems in the general economy and shortfalls in the state budget have left… [Read More]
Unit 1126, Turlock Irrigation District, has changed its April meeting date from April 1 to April 8. Sheila Lawton, Business Representative
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]