When Mason Nguyen-Quiroga was diagnosed with the rare muscle disease Dermatomyositis at the tender age of eight years old, he spent seven weeks in the hospital and was confined to a wheelchair for more than a year. Now, two years later, Mason still needs daily medications and weekly injections. Kids with Mason’s condition usually don’t… [Read More]
Archives for June 2015
NY Times: Obama Making Millions More Americans Eligible for Overtime
President Obama announced Monday night a rule change that would make millions more Americans eligible for overtime pay. The rule would raise the salary threshold below which workers automatically qualify for time-and-a-half overtime wages to $50,440 a year from $23,660, according to an op-ed article by the president in The Huffington Post.
Letter Agreement: Provisional Distribution System Operators
A new Letter Agreement between IBEW 1245 and PG&E (LA-R1-15-15-PGE) has been signed that deals with Provisional Distribution System Operators. You can read the full text here.
“The Union Changes Lives” – Organizing Institute Teaches Up-And-Comers to Recruit New Leaders
By Eileen Purcell, IBEW 1245 staff organizer When the workers at his facility began organizing to join IBEW 1245 in 2013, Sunoptics assembler Todd Davis found himself taking on a new role – that of a union organizer and leader. He stepped up and helped run a successful organizing campaign that resulted in a victorious… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 Members Approve New Agreement at Delta Star
IBEW 1245 members at Delta Star, Inc. overwhelmingly ratified a new successor agreement by approximately 80%, with 122 of the 154 voting members approving the terms for a three-year agreement. Membership ballots were tallied on Thursday June 18, 2015. “This agreement is the best agreement that IBEW members at Delta Star have seen in… [Read More]
Shell-Shocked in Benicia: IBEW 1245 Spreads the Word About Marin Clean Energy’s Dirty Tricks
By Rebecca Band Marin Clean Energy is up to its same old dirty tricks. The deceptively-named company has expanded its bogus program into the city of Benicia, and now Benicia residents are being enrolled in MCE without their consent – under the ironic guise of “Community Choice Aggregation.” On Saturday, June 20, IBEW 1245 held an… [Read More]
July 11: Central Valley Softball Tournament and BBQ
Hosted by IBEW 1245’s Central Valley Organizing Committee, this fun-filled event will take place on July 11th at 6pm at Smyrna Park in Ceres. All the proceeds will go to benefit Ceres Recreation.
2015 Monterey Service Awards
Photos from the 2015 Monterey Pin Dinner in Seaside, Calif., on June 5th, 2015.
New Rule Speeds Unionization Votes, Say Organizers
The National Labor Relations Board’s new election rule—aimed at reining in employers’ power to stall union drives—went into effect April 14. Organizers say the rule has immediately shortened the wait between filing a representation petition and voting.
August 14: Electrical Hazard Awareness Workshop for Tree Trimmers
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