The IBEW 1245 members at Hitachi Rail have ratified a new two-year agreement. Annual wage increases will be determined based on the CPI, with a minimum of 3.5%, and maximum of 5.5%. Employees will receive 3.5% increase retroactive to June 1, 2020. Negotiations between myself and Hitachi HR Manager Quincy Quintana took place over email… [Read More]
The IBEW 1245 members at Jacobs Technology have approved a new three-year agreement, which includes general wage increases of 4.3% first year, 3,5% in the second year and 3.5% in the third year. This amounts to a 1.5% increase over the previous table agreement. The negotiations were conducted on Microsoft Teams, in collaboration with the… [Read More]
The IBEW 1245 members employed at Northrop Grumman in Sunnyvale have ratified a four-year contract by a vote of 15-3. The agreement includes annual wage increases of 3% in the first year, 2.75% in the second year, 2.75% in the third year, and 3% the fourth year, with no changes to medical or any other… [Read More]
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.
“It was a pursuit worth fighting for,” said Trayer Engineering welder Efren Chavez, celebrating the hard-won victory that he and his coworkers have finally claimed. On Monday, February 10, 2020, the unrepresented production workers at Trayer voted to organize into the existing Local 1245 bargaining unit. They won by 15 to 2, with 17 of… [Read More]
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]
Lockheed Martin is well-known as one of the largest defense contractors in the world, and its Space Systems division manufactures everything from military satellites to space probes to missile defense systems and futuristic spacecraft. Much of this cutting-edge development takes place at Lockheed’s Sunnyvale, CA facility, where thousands of brilliant engineers and machinists craft some… [Read More]
Before any newly designed airplane, chopper or rocket can take flight, it must first go through extensive testing in a simulated environment — and the only place in the U.S. where a full-size plane can go through that sort of test is at the U.S. Air Force’s National Full-scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC), an Arnold Engineering… [Read More]
Unit #5000, Manufacturing, contributed $500 from the Community Fund to Sunnyvale Community Services, a nonprofit emergency assistance agency whose mission is to prevent homelessness and hunger for low-income families and seniors facing temporary crisis. The unit used the funds to purchase socks for the individuals seeking assistance through SCS.