Archives for August 2017
Hurricane Harvey has been wreaking havoc on southeast Texas ever since it landed on Friday, and it’s shattering records along the way. Wherever possible, IBEW members are helping with rescue efforts and to restore power to the 300,000-plus residents without it.
The federal department charged with protecting workers erased data on workplace deaths from the home page of its website Friday — and changed its policy to disclose fewer fatal accidents in the future.
Tree Trimmer Fatality: The union received notification from SMUD that a Wright Tree line clearance tree trimmer was killed on the job on August 22 on SMUD property. According to a preliminary report from Business Representative Junior Ornelas, Joseph Cooper (41) died while performing line clearance from an aerial lift, and it appears that he came… [Read More]
On Tuesday, August 22, IBEW 1245 members from across the public sector packed Weakley Hall to learn about the growing attack on public sector unions and IBEW 1245’s strategy to defend and build our house through Volunteer Organizing Committees (VOC) at each of our public employers. The Threat The Labor movement is bracing for a… [Read More]
A team of IBEW 1245 Organizing Stewards in Sacramento hosted an informational rally at PG&E’s 2740 Contact Center to help our fellow union members learn about the threat of so-called “Right to Work” legislation and a pending Supreme Court case, Janus v. AFSCME, which aims to weaken unions and undercut our rights at work. The… [Read More]
Unit #4726, Santa Maria Trees, has moved its meeting location to El Pollo Norteno, 1954 S. Broadway #H, Santa Maria CA. The time and dates will remain the same. –Jaime Tinoco, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
While millions of Americans were outside looking up at Monday’s total eclipse, hundreds of IBEW utility members kept the lights on as the sky goes dark.
Three weeks ago, Chad Baldwin went to the doctor for some stomach discomfort he had been having for a few weeks. Tests results showed that he has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer and that the cancer has metastasized to his liver and lungs. At the age of 46, and with a wife and two young kids… [Read More]