Archives for September 2020
The SCU Lightning Complex fire burned nearly 400,000 acres in five counties, leaving a path of devastation in its wake. Given the massive scope of the fire, IBEW members from multiple employers were called in to perform restoration in the impacted areas. In the Canyon Zone of the fire, IBEW 1245 members from Turlock Irrigation… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell explains why he’s voting for Biden/Harris in the 2020 Presidential Election.
IBEW 1245’s Outside Line General Membership Meeting will resume on October 6 at 7pm. Due to the continued COVID 19 concerns and county ordinances, the meeting will take place at the Local 1245 Union Hall Parking Lot, on the east side of the building. If you plan on attending, please bring a chair and a… [Read More]
A friendly reminder about a couple of important deadlines coming up: 1. 2 days left to be counted: The deadline to fill out the 2020 Census is this Wednesday, September 30th. An accurate Census count is important in determining representation in Congress and the state legislature, California’s share of federal funding, and businesses’ decisions about… [Read More]
It is with extreme sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of IBEW 1245 outside line member Justin Allen. He is survived by his two young children Trever (13) and Alyssa (9), his fiance Meaghan (who is currently 5 months pregnant) and a 7-year-old stepson, Deegan. His line crew has started a GoFundMe to help… [Read More]
It is not often that we have an immediate need and can make an immediate impact with legislation. But Assembly Bill 841, known as the Healthy Schools for a Healthy Recovery Bill, will help do just that. AB 841, written by Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, will make schools safer in the time of COVID-19,… [Read More]
Not surprisingly for a labor law proposed by the app-based companies, the measure would continue to give transportation and delivery services a powerful incentive to cut costs by assigning core tasks to nonemployees. This is a particular problem for workers who put in a significant number of hours per week on the apps’ platforms.