Nevada needs a faster transition to renewable energy to power our economy and protect our environment. Question 3 is not how we should do it.
Archives for August 2018
For months, national news outlets and pundits predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v AFSCME would be the “death knell” for American labor unions. And while other public sector unions have taken a hit, IBEW 1245’s public sector membership has remained relatively unscathed. That’s no happy accident. Local 1245 knew that the… [Read More]
In a 12-page report analyzing the costs of deadly wildfires in California, the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Process Center at the University of Pennsylvania included among its recommendations that utilities should pay for property damages from wildfires only if it has been determined they acted negligently.
Contingency Fees Divert Billions from Wildfire Victims; Far Exceed Workers Comp and Malpractice Limits Sacramento: As a Legislative Conference Committee meets to address California’s growing wildfire crisis, a coalition of utility employees has today proposed legislation to ensure more of the legal settlements connected to these natural disasters go directly to victims instead of lawyers…. [Read More]
On June 21, IBEW 1245 members at the Port of Oakland unanimously ratified a new agreement by a vote of 17-0. The agreement was subsequently approved by the Board of Port Commissioners at the July 26 board meeting. The new MOU is effective January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022, and includes general wage increases… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 members at PG&E have overwhelmingly approved a two-year contract extension, with a 3% general wage increase in each year of the extension, and no other changes to the existing collective bargaining agreements. The physical agreement was approved with 85.17% of members voting yes. A total of 3,271 ballots were cast on the physical… [Read More]
The Mendocino Complex fire is now officially the largest fire in California history, burning over 300,000 acres and counting, and IBEW 1245 members are on the scene doing restoration work in the effected areas. These members are working long days in extraordinarily difficult conditions to bring back power and some semblance of normalcy for the… [Read More]
Union raises new doubts about seriousness of ‘Up From the Ashes’ trial lawyers’ coalition suing single defendant for last October’s fires SACRAMENTO (Aug. 8, 2018) — At a lobbying event entitled “Fire Victims Day at the Capitol” today, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245 Senior Assistant Business Manager Bob Dean expressed support for all… [Read More]
California struck back at the Trump administration’s plan to weaken automobile emission standards on Tuesday, releasing a plan that would require cars in the state to satisfy its more ambitious fuel efficiency standards if the federal government weakens its own rules.
The Lakeport union meeting that was originally scheduled for August 7 and the Ukiah unit meeting scheduled for August 8 have both been cancelled due to the fires. –Mark McCrea, IBEW 1245 Business Rep