Two-year IBEW 1245 member Teresa Olson, who works as a communications supervisor at the City of Vallejo Police Dept, describes her experience on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
13-Year IBEW 1245 member Chris Risley, who works as a Chemical & Radiation Technician at PG&E’s Diablo Canyon power plant, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during COVID 19.
Four-year IBEW 1245 member Candace Koff, who works as a Police Records Technician at the City of Lompoc, describes her experience as an essential worker on the job during COVID 19.
For more than three months, we have been working with our members and signatory employers on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. After several encouraging weeks, we are seeing record numbers of new infections in California and Nevada. It is not a disease to be taken lightly. Transmission of the mutated virus is frighteningly easy, and there is… [Read More]
COVID-19 has resulted in a massive spike in unemployment, and now, more and more jobless workers are endeavoring to make ends meet through app-based services like Uber and Lyft. For these workers in the ‘gig economy,’ exploitation and wage theft run rampant, and the corporations do everything in their power to prevent the workers from… [Read More]
After months of weathering management’s aggressive anti-union campaign, a group of Enel Green Power workers in Nevada and Utah won their election to become represented by Local 1245. The company’s union-busting efforts created a tense atmosphere of division and fear, but when the ballots were counted on June 23, the victory went to IBEW by… [Read More]
37-year IBEW 1245 member Lewis Pence, who works as a maintenance crew leader (hydro) at PG&E in Tiger Creek, describes his experience on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Five-year IBEW 1245 member Richard Porter, who works as a welder at Sunoptics, describes his experience on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this living document, IBEW 1245 is collecting a variety of resources for union members who wish to educate themselves and broaden their understanding of systemic racism in America. This list is ever-growing and by no means intended to be comprehensive. WATCH: 13th (Netflix) American Son (Netflix) If Beale St. Could Talk (Hulu) King in… [Read More]
America faces a crisis on three critical fronts: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism. As organized labor, we must urgently address all three with precision and purpose. They cannot be fixed separately. On June 17, 2020, the National AFL-CIO organized the “Workers First” nationwide day of action for racial… [Read More]