Over the summer, IBEW 1245 clerical members, with support from temporary Business Rep Rey Mendoza, took action to re-establish the union’s clerical unit in Fresno. The newly re-established unit has only had two meetings so far, but is already proving to be an active and successful unit.
“We worked hard to provide a relaxed setting for members to encourage participation,” said Mendoza. “Thanks to our dedicated Unit Executive Committee, we have succeeded in increasing clerical membership participation and awareness. We continue to increase participation at these meetings. At last week’s meeting, we had 20 clerical members present.”
Clerical member PJ Saenz has been appointed to serve as the chair of the new unit. “My goal is for our members to have a venue where they can safely voice their concerns and come together in solidarity to discuss what’s important to them,” Saenz said.