Unit #2516, Lodi, presented a $500 donation from the IBEW 1245 Community Fund to Lodi’s One Eighty Youth Program. The One Eighty Program is dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families make a 180-degree change toward thriving physically, emotionally, and spiritually. One Eighty exists to impact the lives of third through twelfth-grade students by providing a safe place for teens that… [Read More]
Archives for June 2017
On June 28, 2017, IBEW 1245 members at the City of Healdsburg ratified a three-year Table Agreement for a successor Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Member participation in the ratification vote was very high, with 54 of the 58 members casting votes. The final vote tally was 49 YES and 5 NO. This package contains zero concessions… [Read More]
The IBEW and the National Child ID program are teaming up to provide parents and caregivers the tools they need to help keep their children safe.
Only the best and brightest manufacturing workers have what it takes to assembly high-tech equipment at Northrop Grumman, one of the largest defense contractors in the world. With customers like NASA, the US Air Force, the Marines and the Navy, Northrop Grumman doesn’t just produce run-of-the-mill security products; their components are frequently used in war… [Read More]
On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power.
In early April, a team of six Organizing Stewards from IBEW Local 1245 travelled across the country to help get out the vote for Jon Ossoff, who was vying to fill a vacant Congressional seat that opened up when Tom Price was appointed to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services. With a deceptively… [Read More]
With up to 6 GW of gas plants at risk of closure, energy planners are scrambling for new compensation techniques and zero-carbon alternatives.
IBEW 1245 members from PG&E demonstrated their prowess at the 2017 International Utility Locate Rodeo in Fort Worth, Texas. This was just the second time that they’ve competed at this level level, and they proved unequivocally that they are a force to be reckoned with. Francisco Garcia came in 1st place overall in the Gas division, while… [Read More]
California’s transition to renewable energy is important to fighting climate change, curbing pollution and helping to develop green jobs. However, we need to recognize the practical limitations of renewable energy in our planning. As policymakers contemplate our energy future, they need to make sure that we don’t let our aspirations interfere or disrupt the reliability… [Read More]