IBEW 1245 staffers Al Fortier (left) and Fred Ross Jr stood in solidarity with Oakland teachers who went on strike on Feb. 21, 2019. Learn more about the strike and lend your support at https://oaklandea.org/.
Thirteen IBEW 1245 members attended the 29th annual Electrical Workers Minority Caucus (EWMC) leadership conference, which took place in mid-January in Houston, TX. This year’s conference centered around the theme of “Bridging the Divide: Standing United for Justice, Equity and Diversity,” and brought together minority members from dozens of IBEW locals across the US and… [Read More]
In what has become an annual tradition, IBEW 1245’s fifth class of organizing stewards flooded into the first Advisory Council meeting of the year for their formal swearing-in. The 142 activists, clad in their signature blue shirts and jackets, raised their right hands as they took the oath, vowing to “further the purposes for which… [Read More]
Enthusiasm is contagious – and union activism is the kind of enthusiasm that spreads at a breakneck pace. For a prime example, look no further than the 2019 class of IBEW 1245 organizing stewards. When the union officially launched its ground-breaking organizing steward program back in 2014, the inaugural class was comprised of just 28… [Read More]
Approximately 30 union members from across the state participated in the fourth annual California Utility Gas Workers conference, which took place in Palm Springs in mid-December. Members from IBEW 1245, ESC Local 20, IBEW Local 465, and UWUA Locals 132, 483, and 522 attended the two-day conference, which was geared towards strengthening the coalition between… [Read More]
On Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, three IBEW 1245 organizing stewards joined with IBEW representatives from locals all across California to express their support for the state’s landmark Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) proposal at a hearing before the California Air Resources Board (CARB). “The regulation will mandate zero emissions of all public transit throughout the state by… [Read More]
desplácese hacia abajo para español When PG&E launched its Accelerated Wildfire Risk Reduction plan in September of 2018, upwards of 1,500 line clearance tree workers from 29 different contractors flooded in to IBEW 1245’s jurisdiction to begin work on the massive project, which involves clearing all vegetation within 12 feet of the conductor on more… [Read More]
Crediting member-to-member outreach, Vacaville, Calif., Local 1245 reports that less than 1 percent of the 2,400 public employees it represents have stopped paying the agency fees that support bargaining unit work.
On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 15 organizing stewards and prospects in the Bay Area joined the Organizing team and IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell for a morning field trip to Youth Spirit Artworks in Berkeley, CA. YSA is a nonprofit organization that uses art as a vehicle for healing and transformation, with a focus… [Read More]
As Americans woke up this morning to election results that stand to change the future of our country, one thing is abundantly clear — voter turnout matters. Nowhere is that more apparent than here in IBEW 1245’s jurisdiction, where our own members helped to push a number of key ballot measures and candidates to victory,… [Read More]