JAPANESE WORKERS BRAVED RADIATION FOR A TEMP JOB The following story by Hiroko Tabuchi appeared April 10 in the New York Times. KAZO, Japan — The ground started to buck at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and Masayuki Ishizawa could scarcely stay on his feet. Helmet in hand, he ran from a workers’ standby… [Read More]
Archives for April 2011
LAWYERS LOCK UP COPS AS CLIENTS Local firm gaining stature in labor disputes The following story by Kathy Robertson appeared recently the Sacramento Business Journal. She profiles the law firm of Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller & Johnsen, who have represented Local 1245 members in Workers Comp and other matters for nearly 40 years. Corrections… [Read More]
The World’s Greatest Electrician. Well, somebody thought so, anyway, judging by this photo found on the Internet.
In this photo found on the Internet, we can see that the dragonfly made it to the top of a post. Could it be practicing for the really big trip waiting in the background?
Unit 3514, Plumas Sierra REC, will hold a special union meeting on April 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm. The location of the meeting is the Grange Hall in Vinton. Randy Osborn, Business Representative
The following address by Will Jones was delivered to a rally in Madison, WI on the 43rd Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination. Jones is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Some have suggested that history professors should not be speaking out about what is going on here in… [Read More]
By Al Fortier IBEW Local 1245 members at the City of Alameda ratified a tentative agreement for a one-year contract extension on March 21. The vote was 21-1. The one-year extension provides for 100% employer-paid medical coverage in the Kaiser and Blue Shield health plans. Union negotiating committee members Mark Regan and Fernando Morales were… [Read More]
“I know they are going do the best they can to pacify us, because that’s what big companies do when they make errors, they say everything they are supposed to, but they don’t do what they are supposed to.” Chris Torres, San Bruno Blast Victim This story by Marisa Lagos appeared April 6, 2011… [Read More]
From the end of February through the end of March our jurisdiction has been hammered by winter storms which have resulted in multiple crews traveling in under the National Storm Agreement. This latest round of storms has brought in crews from Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Southern California and Montana. A copy of the International Emergency Response… [Read More]