Less than a week after IBEW 1245 member Zackary Randalls was shot and killed during a work-related ride-along in Fresno, the Local 1245 Advisory Council took the time to mourn this tragic loss at the beginning of the quarterly meeting in April.
“Every fatality we experience is a great tragedy and great loss, but this is a particularly poignant one,” said IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell.
Dalzell noted that even though Randalls had only been employed at the Company for six weeks, he had already approached Local 1245 Business Rep Gracie Clark to talk about the union, and had completed his union paperwork right away, which makes his family eligible for the union’s $25,000 death benefit. The Union and the Company also signed a letter agreement to establish a vacation sale for the Randalls family.
The IBEW 1245 union staff and Advisory Council passed the hat to collect donations, and raised more than $4,300 for the family of the fallen brother. The California Labor Federation did a similar collection at its statewide Legislative Conference in Sacramento on April 24, and raised an additional $3,700 for the Randalls family.