At a time when organized labor is under increasing attack from wealthy business interests and anti-labor organizations, the state of California enacting a policy that denies workers the ability to bargain with their employer over a mandate that may not only impact their employment but even cost them their job would be unconscionable.
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The latest pandemic news, updates, and need-to-know information for IBEW 1245 members
Reinstituting paid COVID sick leave is the right thing to do for our workers, our families and our communities, which is why IBEW Local 1245 joined the California Labor movement to make it a top priority when the Omicron surge emerged.
Source: Bill Text – SB-114 Employment: COVID-19: supplemental paid sick leave. (ca.gov) Who is covered under the new Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) law, and how much time off can we use? Full-time workers at companies and municipalities with 26 or more workers are eligible for 40 hours of paid sick leave for COVID related… [Read More]
California lawmakers passed legislation on Monday to provide most workers with up to two weeks of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave, a move policymakers hope will slow the spread of the coronavirus across the state.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 25-year IBEW 1245 member Benito Mendoza, who lost his life to COVID-19 complications on Jan. 29.
On Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Biden Administration announced that it would withdraw its COVID-19 vaccine rule for employers with 100 or more employees, citing the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that blocked enforcement of the rule earlier this month. “We are pleased to see the Administration acknowledging what we’ve been saying from the beginning –… [Read More]
A U.S District Court in Texas today ruled that the Biden Administration does not have the authority to require federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and has placed a temporary injunction to block implementation of the government’s vaccine rule. This means that IBEW 1245 members working at federal properties, including the Western Area Power… [Read More]
Eleven-year IBEW 1245 member Nilda Garcia Holguin tragically lost her husband Carlos to COVID-19 complications, just a few short weeks after their wedding. Sister Holguin, who works for PG&E as a traffic control utility worker, is currently pregnant with the couple’s first child, and her family could use our support during this difficult time. Donations… [Read More]
The Company and Union entered into Letter Agreement 20-39 which identified steps the Company has taken to ensure that emergency and critical work continues during the COVID-19 health crisis. Specifically, the Company and Union agreed to seek employee volunteers in Electric, Gas and Generation operations to remain sequestered at onsite work locations, if needed. The… [Read More]
Today, the US Supreme Court blocked the Biden Administration’s COVID vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard (as implemented by OSHA) for businesses with more than 100 employees, while also declining to overturn the mandate for medical facilities that take Medicare or Medicaid payments. “Today’s decision affirms what we’ve been articulating since Day 1,” said IBEW 1245 Business… [Read More]