People died for a 40-hour workweek By James Robert Porter Depiction of the bombing at Haymarket Square on May 4, 1886, three days after the May 1st march for the eight-hour day. James Robert Porter is the son of 31-year IBEW member Donald Porter. His message is especially timely today, May 1, which is the anniversary… [Read More]
Archives for May 2012
Tentative agreement with City of Fernley Vote set for May 8 Today IBEW Local 1245 reached a Tentative Agreement with City of Fernley. Highlights include: 1-year term 7-1-2012 through 6-30-2013. Change language to allow Annual Leave to be counted as hours worked when computing overtime. Enhanced temporary assignment. Reduced 3 days to 2 days the… [Read More]
El personal del Local 1245 llevó a cabo reuniones de introducción en el mes de abril con Podadores de írboles para el Despeje de Líneas, para explicar el nuevo Acuerdo Tentativo para 2012 con Asplundh Tree Expert, Wright Tree Service, Utility Tree Service y Trees Inc., quedando pendiente la votación sobre la ratificación. Las papeletas… [Read More]
Local 1245 staff held roll-out meetings with line clearance tree trimmers in April to explain the new Tentative Agreement for 2012 with Wright Tree Service, Utility Tree Service and Trees Inc., pending a ratification vote. The ballots were counted April 20. Utility Tree Service’s agreement was ratified. The rest were rejected. We have reached a… [Read More]
The IBEW Local 1245 Executive Board on April 28 authorized the expenditure of $5 million for a publicity campaign in support of Local 1245 members at PG&E, “with respect to staffing, overtime, safety and contract negotiations.” The vote was unanimous.