IBEW International President Lonnie Stephenson explains the International’s position on bargaining in regards to vaccine requirements at IBEW-represented workplaces.
The 21st Biennial Convention of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) took place online on October 7-9, 2021. The theme for the convention was “A Vision! A Vote! A Victory!” Below, IBEW 1245 CLUW delegates share their highlights from the convention. My heart is completely full after attending my first CLUW Convention! The 21st… [Read More]
Six-year IBEW 1245 member Asha Hunter, a Senior Service Representative from the PG&E Fresno Contact Center, is unfortunately currently in the hospital battling COVID. We along with her family and friends are all wishing her a full and speedy recovery. Asha’s family includes her mother, brother, sister, and her 9-year-old daughter who all remain hopeful… [Read More]
Human nature provides us a license to complain about our circumstances, no matter the quality of our life. As a retired union member my urge, to criticize, is muted by the economic security I enjoy. We learned long ago that, without an opposing force, employers will short change our wages and our personal safety. The… [Read More]
UPDATE: On Oct. 4, IBEW 1245 filed two similar charges with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) on behalf of IBEW 1245 represented employees who work for the US Bureau of Reclamation and the Western Area Power Administration. On Sept. 30, IBEW Local 1245 filed four unfair labor practice charges with the Public Employment Relations… [Read More]
Scholarship applications for 2022 are now available. Applications must be received by the first Monday in March to be considered.
IBEW 1245 Organizing Stewards assisted with the special election for CA Assembly District 18 in support of Labor’s candidate, Mia Bonta. The special election was held on August 31 and our candidate won a decisive victory. Organizing Stewards Alvin Dayoan and Foster Goree helped setup canvassing, phone banks, and texting with the staff of the… [Read More]
On Monday, Governor Newsom signed SB 270 (Durazo) to create penalties for public sector employers who refuse to provide information on their new hires and employees for purposes of contact by the bargaining representatives. Several years ago, IBEW 1245 joined with other unions to advocate for a bill that requires public sector employers to give… [Read More]
Today, the Shasta County District Attorney announced that she would be filing criminal charges against PG&E regarding the Zogg fire. IBEW 1245 Business Manager Bob Dean issued the following statement: “The Zogg fire was a terrible tragedy, and our thoughts are with the families and communities that are still reeling from the devastation. But the… [Read More]
At the IBEW’s annual 9th District Progress Meeting (held on Zoom), IBEW Local 1245 once again received the Henry Miller Award for its ongoing commitment to the IBEW’s organizing principles over the past year. Our local was celebrated for adding 2,077 members to our rolls in 2020. This marks the seventh consecutive year that Local… [Read More]