Skills Development. Union-negotiated apprenticeship and training programs give IBEW members the skills they need to deliver the reliable service the public expects.
A Safe Work Environment. IBEW Local 1245 works closely with employers and government agencies to identify hazards and require effective solutions.
Equitable Treatment for All Members.That means equal pay for equal work, no matter who you are. IBEW Local 1245 believes each member should advance based on individual interests and length of service to the employer, not favoritism.
Effective Representation. IBEW Local 1245 defends your rights at the work site, at the bargaining table, at regulatory agencies, at city councils and state legislatures. Members are represented by a full-time professional staff and more than 1,000 job site shop stewards.
Listening to Members. You are the reason for the union’s existence. You can bring your concerns to your shop steward, Advisory Council member, and Executive Board representative. You also have direct access to your business representative by phone, e-mail, and job site visits.
Keeping Members Informed. IBEW Local 1245’s award-winning newspaper, the Utility Reporter, is mailed quarterly to your home. Our website is updated daily with news and features about members and workplace issues that affect you.
Democratic Participation. At IBEW Local 1245, the members have the power. They elect from among themselves the union’s Business Manager, officers, Executive Board members, Advisory Council members, and unit officers. More than 90 local unit meetings each month give each member a chance to participate. Local 1245 members submit contract proposals, serve on bargaining committees, and vote by secret ballot on negotiated contracts.