The IBEW 1245 Executive Board has announced the following vacancies on the Advisory Council: City of Vallejo and GVRD Colgate Division of PG&E, Yuba County Water Agency, and City of Gridley Drum Division of PG&E Outside Construction Members in good standing who wish to be considered for these positions should contact the Recording Secretary at… [Read More]
Archives for January 2023
Three New Advisory Council Members Sworn In
Three new members of the Advisory Council were sworn in by IBEW 1245 President Cecelia De La Torre at the January Advisory Council meeting. James Lee represents General Construction of PG&E At Large – 1; Steve Ramirez represents General Construction of PG&E At Large – 2; and Arnoldo Lizarraga represents Manufacturing.
2023 Scholarship Applications Now Available!
2023 Scholarships Applications are now available! IBEW 1245 offers five different scholarship options each year, and details regarding the processes and eligibility can be found below. Al Sandoval Memorial College Scholarship Eligibility: Applicants must be children of Local 1245 members who have graduated high school, or will graduate in the year that they apply for the… [Read More]
New Location for City of Santa Clara Unit Meeting
Unit #1411, City of Santa Clara, has moved its meeting location to Round Table Pizza, 2615 The Alameda, Santa Clara. The meeting will continue to be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 4:00pm. –Charley Souders, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
In Memoriam: Harold Harms
30-year IBEW 1245 member and retiree Harold Everett Harms, passed away on December 21, 2022 at his home in Yerington. Harold was born April 17, 1952 in Reno, Nevada the son of Donald and Margaret Harms. He grew up in sparks and graduated from Sparks High School. He worked as a lineman for many years… [Read More]
Support for IBEW 1245 Member Involved in Work Related Accident
On January 7, IBEW 1245 member Jose Hernandez was the passenger in a fatal work related vehicle accident that left him with serious injuries. Brother Hernandez is a Journeyman Line Clearance Tree Trimmer with Mountain F. Enterprises and could use our support during this difficult time as he faces medical and travel expenses associated with… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 Members at LMUD Approve Five-Year Agreement
The union and LMUD began bargaining on January 9, reaching a tentative agreement on January 12, which was then ratified by the members on January 19. The agreement was approved by the LMUD Board on January 24. There were no concessions, and improvements include the following: GWI of 5% effective 03/01/23. (Members received a 5.6%… [Read More]
Mt. Wheeler Power, Wells R.E.C., and Frontier Unit Meetings for February Cancelled
The following unit meetings are cancelled for February due to preparation for upcoming negotiations at Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) in Reno: Unit #3315 Mt. Wheeler Power, Ely 02/07/23 Unit #3319 Wells R.E.C. 02/08/23 Unit #3318 Frontier Communications, Elko 02/09/23 –Mike Venturino, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
Reno-Spark Retirees Rally at VA Hospital over Staffing Shortages
Members of the IBEW 1245 Reno/Sparks Retirees Club rallied in front of the Reno VA Medical Center to address severe staffing shortages within the VA system. Retirees and Organizing Stewards Rita Weisshaar and John Wilson, together with their spouses, demonstrated their solidarity with members of AFGE and other labor organizations to bring awareness to a… [Read More]
Letter Agreement 23-01: Vacation Sale for E. Castillo
The Company proposes to amend the provisions of Section 111.15 of the Physical Agreement and Section 8.15 of the Clerical Agreement. This amendment will allow employees to voluntarily sell vacation and have the proceeds sent to support the family of Edgar Castillo who was fatally injured during the January 2023 Atmospheric River event.
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