Archives for May 2015
By P.J. Saenz The debate over Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) may have been silenced in the Senate with a 62-38 vote, but the fight rages on in the House. IBEW Business Reps Gracie Clark and Business Rep Rey Mendoza assisted with Organizing Stewards Lupe Flores, Melissa Becerril, Miguel Pagan, and myself, as well as Organizing Prospects… [Read More]
By Eileen Purcell On Wednesday, May 20, more than 60 IBEW 1245 Organizing Stewards and prospective Organizing Stewards filled the largest banquet room at the Bancroft Hotel for the Third Annual Robert Reich Seminar. In addition to Reich, representatives of the Fight for 15, UFCW’s El Super Contract fight, and IBEW Local 77 gave presentations…. [Read More]
The PG&E Ballot Committee announced today that PG&E Letter Agreement No. 15-12 has been ratified by a vote of 269 to 11. A total of 280 ballots were returned. LA 15-12 covers the Unanticipated Vacation threshold, flextime procedures and time off with permission and without pay. Read the full text of the announcement here.
IBEW Local 1245 is expecting great things from Lonnie Stephenson, the man who becomes the new International President of the IBEW on June 1. Stephenson “comes from the tools” and most recently has been the International Vice President for IBEW’s 6th District, serving the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. He… [Read More]
109 bowlers descended on the Country Club Lanes at this year’s Sacramento Charity Bowl on May 9. Participants raised $3,100 for the Moral Values Program (MVP) of Sacramento. MVP gives to local families who are in need – and one former recipient, 1245 Organizing Steward Nilda Garcia, had this to say about how MVP contributes to… [Read More]
By William Wallace A bill is working its way through Congress that would give the President “fast track” authority to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement without the public or our elected officials having any knowledge of its content and without any public debate. If “fast track” is approved, there can be no… [Read More]
Photos from the 2015 Reno Pin Dinner in Reno, Nevada, on April 17th, 2015.
Photos from the San Francisco Pin Dinner in Pacifica, Calif., on Friday, March 13th, 2015.