Proposed changes to the IBEW Local 1245 By-Laws will be read at unit meetings in December 2012 and voted on at unit meetings in January 2013.
The major proposed changes are:
Page 6, Section 6: We are proposing increasing the Executive Board by two positions. The existing Outside Line/GC seat would be split into two seats. The existing Northern California/Nevada seat would be split into two seats. The idea here is that the two extra seats will improve members’ representation on the Executive Board.
Page 14, Article VI: the stipends for rank and file members elected to union positions are increased for the first time in more than 30 years. The salaries for fulltime staff remain unchanged. The total cost of this is just over $50,000 a year. This is a small fraction of 1% of our budget.
Page 19, Article XIII: Advisory Council. We eliminated seats that are no longer relevant (CATV, Manufacturing) and changed one clerical to three clerical and one GC to three GC. This change in the By-Laws will allow the Executive Board to make adjustments to the seats in the future to reflect changes in the membership.
For further information, please see the full text of the By-Laws changes.