Archives for September 2016
More than 2,000 representatives from hundreds of IBEW locals across the US and Canada came together in September for the IBEW’s 39th International Convention in St Louis, the very city where the IBEW was founded 125 years ago. The swarms of IBEW delegates, alternates, guests and family members made a big impression on St. Louis… [Read More]
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Organizing Stewards Take On Leadership Roles With the United States Supreme Court, Right To Work (for less) laws, and the founding principles of labor, civil and human rights hanging in the balance, IBEW 1245 kicked off the general election season with a rally that blew the roof off of Weakley Hall! Decked out in matching… [Read More]
Notwithstanding management intimidation, harassment, and a concerted effort to pressure workers to vote against unionization, the permanent employees at the Electrolux manufacturing plant in Nashville, Tennessee have voted overwhelmingly to join the IBEW. 93% of the 712 eligible workers cast ballots, and a whopping 75% voted to join IBEW Local 474, giving the union a decisive victory… [Read More]
Immediate job opening for an Electric Troubleman (Full Time, Regular) headquartered in Tonapah, Nevada. The position offers a starting wage of $46.28/hour with a potential for an additional 2% Safety Bonus.
Over the past two months, each IBEW 1245 unit was tasked with voting on two amendments to the Local Union Bylaws related to new and improved accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and death benefits available to members and their families. View the details here. The final unit meeting vote took place on September 27, 2016…. [Read More]
12-year IBEW member Brandon Pintane, a GC Transmission foreman working out of PG&E’s Lakeville substation, was tasked with replacing poles and re-conductoring the kv line following the highly destructive Soberanes Fire when he has an unusual run-in with a wild animal. Pintane was working with PG&E Senior Wildlife Biologist Andrea Henke to evaluate an area that… [Read More]
Water. It’s the one thing we simply cannot live without, but we often fail to recognize that it takes a lot of work to make sure we have access to the water that we need, especially given the fact that 2016 was the warmest California summer on record, and about 60% of the state remains in… [Read More]