After 30 years on the IBEW 1245 staff, long-time Business Rep Landis Marttila retired from the union this spring. “Landis is fiercely dedicated to the members of Local 1245. He sees them as family — brothers and sisters – and there is no problem too trivial for him to care about,” said IBEW 1245 Business… [Read More]
“No justice, no peace!” The chant echoed through the streets for miles, as thousands of union members and supporters marched from Oakland and Berkeley on Saturday, June 13th to protest the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. “These killings have been traumatic to Black people. It’s stirred up many… [Read More]
23-year IBEW 1245 member Garrett Smith, who works as an Electric Troubleman for NV Energy, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
27-year IBEW 1245 member Dale Brewer, who works as an Electronic Technician for AC Transit, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
17-year IBEW 1245 member James Barry, who works as a Gas Crew Foreman ARC for PG&E, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi named Cathy Feingold and Fred Ross, Jr. to the Independent Mexico Labor Expert Board, which was created under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act to monitor and evaluate the implementation of Mexico’s labor reforms and compliance with its labor obligations. All appointees to the twelve-member Board will serve a six year term…. [Read More]
Face-to-face connection is one of the most important tools in any union organizer’s toolbox, which begs the question — how can organizers and union activists continue to build power for the union and the labor movement in the era of COVID-19, when in-person contact is likely to be limited for months to come? The full… [Read More]
The IBEW 1245 members working at TransCanada have ratified a new agreement, which will run through April of 2024. The agreement includes general wage increases of 3% in 2020, 3% in 2021, 3% in 2022, and 2.5% in 2023. Under the new agreement, all overtime hours will now qualify for 401k contributions by the company,… [Read More]
In this bilingual video, 14-year IBEW 1245 member Jose Sanchez-Beltran, who works as a line clearance tree trimmer foreman for Wright Tree, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic. En este video bilingue, el miembro de 14 años de IBEW 1245, José Sánchez-Beltrán, que trabaja como capataz de… [Read More]
10-year IBEW member Oni Brown, who works as a utility supervisor at the City of Vallejo’s water department, compares his experience during Hurricane Katrina with his experience working during COVID-19.