Washing your gloves and sleeves with mild soap as outlined in the ASTM F496 standard is the best way to ensure your gloves and sleeves are clean. Per the standard, “The gloves and sleeves shall be washed with a mild soap or mild detergent and water. After washing, the gloves and sleeves shall be thoroughly… [Read More]
Twenty-six year IBEW 1245 member John Trunnell has won the IBEW 1245 quarterly photo contest! His winning image depicts a Hotline Construction crew at work in Rancho Cordova. Ordinarily, Brother Trunnell would be invited to the next Advisory Council meeting so that the union leadership can recognize him and present him with his $500 in… [Read More]
On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA” or “Act”), H.R. 6201, which requires certain employers to provide employees with expanded sick leave and family leave (under the FMLA) for specified reasons related to COVID-19. Here are the important aspects of the new law: Covered Employers/Employees Under FFCRA, the paid… [Read More]
After a coordinated response across North America’s Building Trades Unions, including hundreds of thousands of letters, phone calls and comments from union construction workers, on March 10 the Trump Administration backed off its plan to undermine the century-old construction apprenticeship system.
The uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been deeply unsettling to nearly every industry, and the IBEW and its partners at the National Electrical Contractors Association have signed an emergency agreement to help construction workers and contractors navigate these turbulent times.
This new law requires any new employee that has a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) to be registered in this new database. The CDL holder must register themselves in the system before an employer can hire them. For our outside construction members, pre-registering can eliminate any potential issues when taking a new employer referral from the… [Read More]