Organizing is the lifeblood of the union movement. It is through organizing that our union was born. It was organizing that enabled us to negotiate our earliest contracts, not to mention all of the subsequent gains we’ve made at the bargaining table ever since. It is organizing that gives us our collective power, and organizing… [Read More]
Archives for January 2018
Winnemucca Retirees Present Donation to Humboldt County Senior Center
On Jan. 17, 2018, the Winnemucca Battle Mountain IBEW Retirees Club presented a donation to the Humboldt County Senior Center. Retirees Club Treasurer Michael Dean presented the check to Senior Center Board Treasurer Charlie Beringer.
Roseville Unit Meeting Date Change for February
Unit 3512, City of Roseville, has moved its February unit meeting from the 6th to the 13th. The time and location will remain the same. –Jennifer Gray, IBEW 1245 Assistant Business Manager
VIDEO: IBEW 1245 and Technological Change
New ways of doing business are sweeping through the utility industry, shaking up traditional assumptions about the work and who will do it. In these uncertain times for utility workers, is it possible to protect our work, our livelihood? The short answer is “yes,” and we can look to the Longshoremen’s “Mechanization and Modernization Agreement” of… [Read More]
New Member Orientations Key to Creating Good Union Activists
There’s an old adage that you only have one chance to make a good first impression. It’s also critical to orienting – and organizing – new members into the union.
Peer-to-Peer Safety Committee Report: January, 2018
Control the Pressure CTP had a busy 2017 putting on over 30 presentations at GC and Division yards all around the PG&E system. The program currently has 49 safety stewards and is working on developing new content for their presentation to keep it fresh. They continue to do presentations at the PG&E gas worker school… [Read More]
Health and Safety Committee Report: January, 2018
Communications Report: Cinch-Lock ladder attachments are becoming required in the State of Oregon. Cinch-lock is a brand name for ladder top attachments that secure ladders at phone level prior to climbing the ladder. At Frontier, ladders are being phased out when they become unserviceable, and new attachable ladders will be the replacement. Buckingham gave a… [Read More]
Transforming the Dream to Reality: Highlights from the 28th Annual EWMC Conference
IBEW’s Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) held its 28th annual conference on Jan. 10-14, 2018 in Detroit, MI. This year’s theme was Transforming the Dream to Reality: Achieving Political, Economic, Racial and Social Justice. More than 550 IBEW delegates from across the United States and Canada attended this year’s conference. Local 1245 sent 19 delegates… [Read More]
Jordan Skarda Wins Quarterly Photo Contest
Congrats to our quarterly photo contest winner, Jordan Skarda of PG&E! Brother Skarda will receive a $500 cash prize for capturing this striking image. All 1245 active members in good standing are eligible to enter the contest. Submit original, high-resolution photo submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. limit 5 photo submissions per member, per quarter.
Tree Trimmer Negotiations Wage On / Comienzan las negociaciones de los salarios de los podadores de árboles
Desplazarse hacia abajo para español. The five-year tree trimmer agreement expired on Dec. 30, 2017. IBEW 1245 and its line clearance tree trimmer negotiating committee spent four days meeting with several tree employers during the months of October and December in an attempt to negotiate a new agreement, however, talks broke off in late December… [Read More]