UNIT OFFICERS TO BE ELECTED AT JUNE UNIT MEETINGS Each unit of IBEW Local 1245 will elect unit officers at its June meeting. Below is an excerpt from the local union by-laws pertaining to election of unit officers. The entire by-laws can be accessed from the Local 1245 website under the structure tab (at right)…. [Read More]
Northern Nevada construction workers rallied at the University of Nevada on May 13 to protest the use of contractors who use out-of-state workers on local projects. “The volume of Nevada construction work going to out-of-staters has reached epidemic proportions,” says Paul McKenzie, executive secretary-treasurer of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Northern Nevada/AFL-CIO and… [Read More]
NEW LOCATION FOR PLUMAS SIERRA UNIT MEETING Unit 3514, Plumas Sierra REC, has a new meeting location for the July and November 2010 meetings formerly scheduled to be in Herlong. The new meeting location is Southern Lassen Senior Club, 434 Doyle Loop Road, in Doyle, CA. Meetings will be at 6 pm on July 20 and… [Read More]
LOCAL 1245 OPENS BARGAINING WITH DYNEGY Local 1245 and Dynegy began negotiations on April 28 with the exchange of proposals. The negotiations are for a contract covering Local 1245 members at Moss Landing, Morro Bay, and South Bay Power Plants. Representing the union are negotiating team members Caleb McNutt (MLPP), Doug Pasley (MBPP), Chris Salas… [Read More]
WEAKLEY HALL GOES SOLAR Local 1245 has installed solar panels on Ronald T. Weakley Hall, the union’s Vacaville headquarters. The total capacity of the new system, which has 224 photovoltaic panels, is 45 kw. The installation, which should be completed shortly, is being performed by IBEW Local 180 members working for Napa Electric.
TIMES THAT TRY WORKERS’ SOULS By Tom Dalzell, Business Manager Thomas Paine, the Revolutionary War patriot, wrote a broadside in 1776 called The Crisis that began with these famous words: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” It is no exaggeration to say that today we live in times that try workers’ souls…. [Read More]
Unit 3717, Fort Bragg, has changed its meeting dates. Beginning in June, the unit will meet on Thursday of the first full week of the month. For the rest of 2010, meeting dates are: July 8, Aug. 5, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4 and Dec. 9. Ed Dwyer, Business Representative