Archives for June 2018
The two IBEW 1245 bargaining units at the City of Redding both ratified new agreements this Spring. The maintenance unit ratified a successor MOU on March 15, and the City Council approved it in April. The terms of the agreement include full utilization of 240 hours compensatory time off, with an extension of all other… [Read More]
Situated in the heart of Sonoma County, the city of Healdsburg is a quintessential wine country town, complete with picturesque vineyards, idyllic wineries and a quaint downtown plaza with an old-world feel. Consistently rated as one of the country’s top ten small towns, as well as one of the best places to live in America,… [Read More]
SB 1090, IBEW 1245’s sponsored legislation to restore the original Joint Proposal Agreement at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant (including the original 25% retention package, not the 15% that the PUC awarded) has passed the California State Senate, and faced its first hearing in the Assembly before the Utilities and Energy Committee on June 27…. [Read More]
Unit #3714, Ukiah, has moved its unit meeting to Slam Dunk Pizza, 720 North State Street in Ukiah. The dates and time will remain the same. –Mark McCrea, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
IBEW 1245 began preparing for the Janus v AFSCME decision more than a year in advance. Working closely with our organizing team and public sector business representatives, our member-led Voluntary Organizing Committees (VOCs) meticulously planned and flawlessly executed a highly effective campaign to reach out to their co-workers, tell them about the importance of keeping… [Read More]
Government-run energy programs – also known as Community Choice Aggregation – are unraveling the centralized planning and service California needs to keep the lights on.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned more than four decades of precedent in its ruling on the Janus v. AFSCME case. By a vote of 5-4, the Court upended its own unanimous decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education (1977), effectively taking away unions’ ability to collect fair share fees to cover the cost of collective bargaining and… [Read More]
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we announce the devastating passing of 12-year IBEW 1245 member Timothy Gillaspie, who was shot and killed at a dinner party in Santa Rosa while trying to protect his friends and family from the gunman. Brother Gillaspie was a respected PG&E Compliance Inspector, as well as a… [Read More]
The lockout began after National Grid officials and union leaders of United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012 failed to reach a new contract Sunday, according to National Grid.