IBEW 1245 is the proud recipient of seven awards from the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA) in 2017, including two first place awards for our union newspaper, the Utility Reporter. 1st place: Newspapers and Newsletters / Magazines Utility Reporter 1st place: General Excellence / Print Publication / Local/Regional/Statewide Labor Unions in one of the following categories… [Read More]
Archives for September 2017
In the corporate world, the notion of “continuous improvement” has been getting a lot of buzz in recent years. From the Japanese concept of Kaizen to the “Six Sigma” strategy that became popular in the U.S. in the mid-90s, corporations all over the globe are constantly looking for ways to streamline processes, eliminate waste, increase… [Read More]
Members who are interested in taking an OSHA 10 course at the union hall in Vacaville should call (707) 452-2700 to be added to the list. A date and time will be announced once we have enough members signed up. –Liz McInnis, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
A delegation of 12 members and four staffers from IBEW Local 1245 joined other union members from across the U.S. and Canada at the Inter-Union Gas Conference (IUGC), which took place Sept. 18-21 in Portland, OR. The IUGC is an annual convening in its 37th year, and participating unions take turns hosting the conference each year. This year’s conference… [Read More]
In this audio clip, University of Oregon professor and renowned labor economist Gordon Lafer explains the truth about so-called “Right to Work” policies to a group of IBEW 1245 activists.
Local 1245 staff organizer Jammi Juarez has accepted a new position as the Director of Professional and Industrial (P&I) Organizing in the Membership Development Department for the International Office of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Juarez has mixed emotions about leaving her home local, but she’s looking forward to embracing this new opportunity. “I… [Read More]
The IBEW Local 1245 members who work at NV Energy’s Fort Churchill Generating Station in Yerington, NV know what it means to work safe – and now they hold the national record to prove it. In August, the team at Fort Churchill surpassed two million work-hours without a single lost-time accident, which is the longest… [Read More]
Hundreds of thousands of electric utility customers in California are paying more than they should to cover the cost of power purchased for other customers. These extra costs are hurting low-income, minority and working families who can least afford higher bills.