Seniors have shown themselves to be the most dependable voters, but they don’t always vote in their own best interest. They tend to vote for candidates based on social issues they favor or a familiar candidate, rather than on issues important to their economic well-being. We must be careful we don’t install a legislator who… [Read More]
Lead Organizing Stewards Alvin Dayoan, Kristen Rasmussen and Melissa Echeverria, as well as Assistant Business Manager Hunter Stern, represented Local 1245 at the IBEW International Legislative and Political Affairs Conference in Washington DC in mid-November. The conference was packed with exciting plenaries from powerful lawmakers, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Vice President Joe Biden,… [Read More]
desplazarse hacia abajo para español California’s hard-working line clearance tree trimmers deserve top-notch training, safe jobs and fair wages – and thanks to strong advocacy from IBEW Local 1245, a new state law will soon go into effect that enshrines these workplace standards into law for all IBEW tree trimmers. The law, SB 247, requires… [Read More]
Around the Capitol, it’s common knowledge that IBEW Local 1245 is a powerful and influential voice for working families in California. Our members and leaders know how to exercise that power to push critical pieces of legislation into law – as evidenced by the passage of the high-profile wildfire bill known as SB 901 in… [Read More]
By approving AB 5, the California legislature solidified our state’s position as the national leader on workplace rights, setting the standard for the rest of the country to follow.
Congresswoman Dina Titus received the Hero Award from the Nevada Alliance for Retired Americans (NARA), for voting 100% in support of senior issues over the past year. Pictured above, from left: NARA Dick Collins Chapter (DCC) Secretary-Treasurer Darlene Hayward, NARA DCC President Forrest Darby (IBEW 357 retiree), NARA State President Tom “TBird” Bird (IBEW 1245 retiree… [Read More]
This spring, IBEW 1245’s organizing stewards helped propel our ally, Republican Lawmaker Brian Dahle, to victory in a California State Senate Special Election. At the Advisory Council meeting in Reno, Business Manager Tom Dalzell recognized the extraordinary work of the six organizing stewards who were dispatched to work on the campaign for nearly three weeks,… [Read More]
The House of Representatives voted 419-6 to repeal punitive taxes on many union health plans, a major win for union workers and a rare moment of bipartisanship in Washington.