IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell (right) at the #LaborClimate Conference
As the Global Climate Action Summit kicked off in San Francisco on Sept. 12, IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell and Assistant Business Manager Hunter Stern served featured speakers at the UC Berkeley Labor Center’s#LaborClimate conference.
At the start of the conference, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka acknowledged IBEW 1245’s organizing stewards and the immense help that they provided in Missouri to help overturn the state’s anti-union Right to Work law this sumer. President Trumka called on Business Manager Tom Dalzell to stand up and receive a round of applause on behalf of the union.
Later that morning, Dalzell served on a three-person panel during a session on a just transition. He spoke at length about the work that Local 1245 has put in to protect and support its members at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant as the plant transitions offline, noting that the deal that the union secured for its members at DCPP is considered a model for the nation.
In the afternoon, 1245’s Hunter Stern discussed the present and future state of clean energy from a California jobs perspective during a breakout session panel on green electricity.
Video from the conference can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa_TI5sY3xers65EkHH6SQw.