The power is in our hands
California’s hard-working line clearance tree trimmers deserve top-notch training, safe jobs and fair wages – and thanks to strong advocacy from IBEW Local 1245, a new state law will soon go into effect that enshrines these workplace standards into law for all IBEW tree trimmers.
The powerful anti-union corporate cronies behind Janus vs AFSCME thought they could use the U.S. Supreme Court to weaken organized labor and turn union members against one another. They thought wrong.
On Sept. 19, the bondholders group and the official committee representing the fire victims in PG&E’s bankruptcy case announced they had reached a deal. They filed a joint motion with the bankruptcy court to (1) terminate PG&E’s exclusive right to file a reorganization plan and (2) file their own plan of reorganization.
Should city government focus on fighting homelessness, reducing traffic gridlock and building more affordable housing – or should politicians spend $6 billion buying PG&E and running our local utility? Click here to cast your vote!
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His winning photo depicts fellow IBEW 1245 member Walter Wroten, a climber working for Davey Tree, on a line clearance tree trimming job near Colfax, CA.
One day after a large group of IBEW 1245 activists descended on the Capitol to demonstrate their support for the bill, the California State Assembly passed AB 1054, a critical piece of legislation that will reform and modernize our state’s policies regarding wildfires that involve utility equipment.
Vicente “Bobo” Piuela has dreamed of being a lineman ever since he was a young boy -- but no company would ever hire him, due to the fact that he's been deaf since childhood. But that hasn't stopped Bobo from amassing an astounding degree of expertise about linework, as well as a truly remarkable collection of lineman memorabilia.
The times, they are a-changing, and the way we communicate is changing as well. We are urging each and every member to make sure that the union has all your current personal contact info – particularly your personal email address and cell phone number – correct in our files.