John Kent has announced that he will be leaving the peer-to-peer initiative in early November, after stewarding all three peer programs for 2 ½ years. Kent ushered the program into its next phase by expanding the program through speaking engagements throughout the Local 1245 jurisdiction, as well as nationally at IBEW locals in in Alaska,… [Read More]
Archives for October 2016
In Travis Kavulla’s eyes, there are two types of Republican utility regulators. One is more likely to side with incumbent monopolies. “The first type says, ‘I’m a Republican and that means I’m pro-business. And here’s this utility, that’s a business after all — where’s the rubber stamp? Where do I sign?’” The other is more… [Read More]
The work outlook is very strong with dispatches at a high (1,780 as of October 1) and we have been experiencing several unfilled calls over the last couple of months. We also don’t anticipate any real slowdown in projected man-hours through the end of the year and have been told in some areas to expect… [Read More]
On Saturday, October 22, IBEW 1245 members, staff and retirees were joined by more than 300 volunteers from many different union and labor organizations to get out the vote for U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto and NO on Question 3. Many of the volunteers travelled hundreds of miles to join the effort. “We knocked on 4227… [Read More]
PG&E’s Labor Relations Executive Committee (LREC) met today. Following that meeting, the Company contacted the Union to set up a meeting with the full Bargaining Committee. That meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 1. Updates will continue to be posted to this website as they become available.
Local 1245 Organizing Steward Rene Cruz Martinez was featured on the nationally syndicated NPR Radio show “The World,” in a segment about the campaign to oust Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Arizona. Listen to the segment here.
When the son of legendary labor organizer Dolores Huerta runs for office, unions would be remiss to ignore the call to action. Organizing Stewards Laquania “Q” Davis and Ashley Nelson are leading a powerhouse team of door-knockers and phone-bankers in support of candidate Emilio Huerta, who is running for Congress in District 21.
On Wednesday October 12, 2016, members of the Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans (NARA) held a bake sale and press conference at the Social Security Administration office in Reno, demanding that Rep. Joe Heck sign the pledge to protect Social Security. The event was covered by the local NBC affiliate, For the third time in recent weeks,… [Read More]
There’s a new trophy in the Weakley Hall showcase, thanks to a stellar performance by the team from Turlock Irrigation District at this year’s International Lineman’s Rodeo. At the October Advisory Council meeting, Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell commended the TID team — comprised of Dustin Krieger, Josh Klikna and James Small —for their outstanding display… [Read More]