Scenes from Advisory Council
Reno, NV – July 28, 2012
IBEW Local 1245 celebrated some of its local heroes and laid plans to tackle future challenges during the union’s Advisory Council meeting in Reno on July 28.
Business Manager Tom Dalzell warned that Proposition 32, on the California ballot in November, would silence the voice of workers in state politics, making us vulnerable to attacks on our benefits and even our right to engage in collective bargaining.
Dalzell noted the recent passage of the PG&E Physical and Benefits agreements, and told delegates of an upcoming vote among line clearance tree trimmers on a Master Agreement that could strengthen the union’s hand in future bargaining with tree trimmer contractors.
Building a Stronger Union
By Lauren Bartlett
Remember: There is a “U” in Union!
What can U do?
U can get involved
U can attend your local meetings
U can read your collective bargaining agreement
U can read the IBEW Bylaws and IBEW Constitution
U can read your Union Boards. Get knowledge and stay informed!
U can vote in elections of officers
U can vote during contract negotiations. Voting is your Voice!
U can write proposals during negotiations. Your ideas are important!
U can volunteer, and dedicate your time
U can become a shop steward or officer
U can get to know the people who represent you
SHOW THE UNION WHO U ARE AND REMEMBER: THERE IS A U IN UNION!