On November 13, Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Donald Norcross (D-NJ) announced the creation of a Labor Caucus, “intended to advance the needs of the labor movement, combat the issues facing working families, and connect legislators directly with unions and union leaders.” Both organized labor and workers generally face neglect and hostility in the halls of… [Read More]
We entered the 2020 election season in the middle of a pandemic, during the worst fire season in California history, with the economy in free-fall and our nation more polarized than it’s ever been. In this pivotal time, we need elected officials in all levels of government who are prepared to lead us out of… [Read More]
From its inception, organized labor has never backed down from a challenge – and the 2020 Election is a case in point. This year has perhaps been one of the most difficult years in recent memory, but the hardships we’ve faced only hardened our resolve to do everything in our power to turn this country… [Read More]
In light of recent news regarding previously undisclosed domestic violence convictions, IBEW Local 1245 — which represents more than 200 members employed by the City of Vallejo, the Greater Vallejo Recreation District, Island Energy and other local signatory employers — is rescinding its endorsement of Hakeem Brown for Mayor of Vallejo.
Local 1245 supports widowed IBEW linewife running for U.S. Senate, kicks off 2020 “Get Out the Vote” program She was a young mother, just 24 years old, and pregnant with her second baby, when Theresa Greenfield got the news that no linewife ever wants to hear. Her husband, Rod Wirtjes, who worked as a lineman… [Read More]
As the 2020 legislative session wound to a close, California lawmakers were presented with a unique, time-limited opportunity to put people back to work in good union jobs, building new clean vehicle infrastructure and making essential school improvements – while simultaneously protecting students, teachers and parents from the spread of COVID-19. AB 841 (Ting), backed… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell explains why he’s voting for Biden/Harris in the 2020 Presidential Election.
It is not often that we have an immediate need and can make an immediate impact with legislation. But Assembly Bill 841, known as the Healthy Schools for a Healthy Recovery Bill, will help do just that. AB 841, written by Assemblymember Phil Ting, D-San Francisco, will make schools safer in the time of COVID-19,… [Read More]
Not surprisingly for a labor law proposed by the app-based companies, the measure would continue to give transportation and delivery services a powerful incentive to cut costs by assigning core tasks to nonemployees. This is a particular problem for workers who put in a significant number of hours per week on the apps’ platforms.
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