22-year IBEW member and Organizing Steward Ruben Hernandez was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Brother Hernandez, who works at Trayer, is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Kaiser Oakland, and will be off work for the foreseeable future. His family could use our support as they embark on this difficult journey. Please donate what you… [Read More]
Just a few short months after landing his dream job as a gas service rep at PG&E, new IBEW 1245 member Todd Hurst was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma shortly before his 32nd birthday. As Hurst undergoes treatment for his cancer over the coming months, his family, including a devoted wife and two young sons, could… [Read More]
In the Reno-Sparks, Nevada area, triple-digit temperatures in late summer aren’t uncommon. Unfortunately, many seniors simply cannot afford to pay for air conditioning, and the sweltering heat makes summertime uncomfortable and potentially life-threatening for low-income seniors. Four years ago, IBEW Local 1245 Reno-Sparks Retirees Club President Ron Borst challenged the members of his club to… [Read More]
A seven-year IBEW 1245 member who wishes not to be named recently lost her 26-year-old son suddenly. The family is still reeling from this tragedy, and could use our support to assist with funeral expenses. Please donate what you can using the link below.
The Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) Solano Chapter hosted a bowling fundraiser on Friday, March 22 at the Starz Recreational Center in Vacaville. Twenty-none union members and family participated in the event, which raised $288 for the EWMC. EWMC-Solano plans to do more events in the future to bring awareness to the organization and local…. [Read More]
Electricity is something that most Americans take for granted. When we go home at night, we know that we’ll be able to turn on the lights, charge our cell phones, take a hot shower, grab some food from the fridge and heat it up in the microwave. But for the 300,000 individuals who live on… [Read More]