IBEW 1245 stood in solidarity with retired union members at the 10th annual convention of the California Alliance for Retired Americans.
Staffing the IBEW 1245 booth were Ken Rawles of the Santa Rosa Chapter of the IBEW 1245 Retirees Club and IBEW 1245 Organizer Eileen Purcell.
At the convention, delegates set priorities for 2014, including:
- Supporting efforts to win universal, single-payer health care, state and nationally
- Preserving and strengthening Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, and stopping efforts to cut benefits
- Fighting to restore services and benefits in the 2013-14 California budget and work toward a fair and just budget process that includes new revenues that focus on corporations and wealthy individuals paying their fair share in 2013 and beyond.
The convention also set priorities on prescription drug benefits, long term care, education around the Affordable Care Act, protecting pensions and retirement benefits, among other issues.