Sixteen-year IBEW 1245 member Steve Lange doesn’t consider himself to be a “political person.” But when the union presented him with a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with California’s new governor, he couldn’t pass up the chance. Lange, a Paradise, CA native who has been working in the Camp Fire zone since… [Read More]
State Senator Bill Dodd is one of IBEW 1245’s greatest allies in the California State Legislature. Among Local 1245 members, he is best known as the author of SB 901, the wildfire bill that the union worked aggressively to get signed into law in 2018. Sen. Dodd took time out of his busy schedule to… [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]
Diablo Canyon’s closure agreement was a result of workers, local policymakers, environmental advocates, utilities and regulators’ understanding that it was in no one’s interest to shut down the plant immediately, and in everyone’s best interest to build a long, seven-year runway.
Fourteen-year IBEW 1245 member Dion Bailey is no stranger to serving the public. He’s made civil service his career, and currently works as an airport duty manager at the Port of Oakland. For the past five years, he’s also sat on the planning commission for the town of Hercules. And on Nov. 6, 2018, he… [Read More]
When the CPUC decided to gut the meticulously negotiated Joint Proposal Agreement intended to ensure a safe and equitable decommissioning of the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, IBEW 1245 refused to take the decision lying down. Instead, the union opted to pursue a legislative remedy – but in order to pass the legislation needed to… [Read More]
With ballots still being counted in some races, this much is certain: At least 743 past and present union members will give voice to workers in statehouses, Congress and other political offices when new sessions convene in January.
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]
Rodrigo Flores is a 19-year member of IBEW 1245 and works at the Merced Irrigation District. As a Local 1245 organizing steward, Flores has been involved in a number of political campaigns to help get out the vote — and this year, he decided to embark on a campaign of his very own. Flores is… [Read More]