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]
COVID-19 and Coronavirus News and Updates
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]
The Company and Union have agreed to extend a temporary work schedule for all Work & Resource Dispatchers and Work & Resource Relief Dispatchers and temporary assignment of some Work & Resource Dispatchers and Work & Resource Relief Dispatchers to an alternate temporary headquarters (Vacaville) as detailed below:
Given guidance from the CDC, the State of California and our International union, the IBEW 1245 Annual Golf Tournament and BBQ will not be held this year. We look forward to resuming this time-honored tradition in the future. –John Mendoza, IBEW 1245 Business Rep and Golf Tournament Chair
“These are the times that try men’s souls.” Thomas Paine, a recent arrival from England to the North American colonies, wrote these words in the pamphlet Common Sense two years before the Declaration of Independence. On this Labor Day, Paine’s words ring true. The worst pandemic in decades, compounded by a badly botched response to… [Read More]
Given guidance from the CDC, the State of California and our International union, all unit meetings are cancelled for the remainder of 2020. Business representatives and members are encouraged to develop informal remote meetings to serve some of the purposes of the unit meetings without constituting actual unit meetings. If the COVID situation improves in… [Read More]
Last week, the National Labor Relations Board issued a set of decisions that directly impacts our health and our rights. The Board currently consists of four members, three of whom were appointed by President Trump. In a series of memos, the Board ruled that employers have no obligation to bargain with unions on issues… [Read More]
Eight-Year IBEW 1245 member Gary Zuniga, who works as a lineman for PG&E in Hayward, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during COVID 19.
16-year IBEW 1245 member Ken Ward, who works as a lineman for PG&E in San Francisco, describes his experience as an essential worker during COVID 19.