IBEW 1245 Vice President James “Hammer” Hayes was hit-and-run on the freeway in San Luis Obispo while riding his Harley Davidson. He has extensive left leg and foot injuries that will require multiple surgeries over the next few months as well as a small head injury which is stable at this time. Due to his… [Read More]
Archives for March 2021
Update on IBEW 1245 Unit Meetings and Events
As new COVID infection rates and hospitalizations continue to decline, more and more counties are moving into less restrictive tiers, allowing for more group gatherings. The union has already begun planning for the return of our unit meetings, which will resume once restrictions have loosened to the point where we can safely and feasibly hold… [Read More]
March 28: Vaccine Clinic for Union Workers in Fresno
Members Unanimously Ratify Three-Year Extension at Frontier Colusa/Shingletown
The IBEW 1245 members at Frontier Communications in Colusa/Shingletown have unanimously ratified a three-year extension to their current collective bargaining agreement. The extension replaces the “Pay for Performance” merit-based compensation with percentage-based wage increases of 1.75% effective first pay period following ratification in 2021, 1.75% effective March 6, 2022, and 1.75% effective March 5, 2023…. [Read More]
Letter Agreement 21-18: Complex Billing Voluntary Severance, Sr Svc Rep II
The Company and Union recently met to discuss staffing needs in the Complex Billing unit within the Billing Operations Department. As automation has evolved, the required supplemental billing tasks performed by 3 Sr. Service Representative IIs at the San Francisco General Office (SFGO) headquarters has continued to decline, impacting the staffing needs in this unit…. [Read More]
California’s last nuclear plant is poised to shut down. What happens next? (via UtilityDive)
As California’s last nuclear facility — the 2.2 GW Diablo Canyon power plant — approaches its scheduled retirement date, some energy experts worry that the state hasn’t fully prepared for what comes next. The Diablo Canyon plant is located on California’s Central Coast and produces some 18,000 GWh of electricity annually — almost 10% of the state’s… [Read More]
1 Texas lineman killed, another injured when their basket fell 106 feet (via KHOU News)
The men were inside a metal lift basket attached to the jib of a crane when the basket became unstable and separated from the crane, according to deputies. The basket reportedly dropped approximately 106 feet to the ground.
Former Union Leader Marty Walsh Confirmed As The New Secretary Of Labor (via Labor411)
A pro-union, pro-worker official now heads the nation’s labor department.
Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama make the final push toward unionizing (via The Guardian)
Organizers and workers are making the final push in the first Amazon warehouse union election in the US in Bessemer, Alabama which, if successful, would mark one of the biggest labor victories in the US over the past several decades. The fight over forming a union at the hugely profitable tech and retail giant has triggered immense… [Read More]
Power On the Ponds — IBEW 1245 members operate largest floating solar farm in U.S.
Thanks to the hard work of IBEW members, the City of Healdsburg is now home to the biggest floating solar farm in the nation, a project that is being heralded as a win-win-win for the utility, the community, and the environment. “The floating solar array provides shade for storing our recycled water, which is a… [Read More]
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