A U.S District Court in Texas today ruled that the Biden Administration does not have the authority to require federal employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and has placed a temporary injunction to block implementation of the government’s vaccine rule. This means that IBEW 1245 members working at federal properties, including the Western Area Power… [Read More]
Headquartered in the rural town of Firebaugh, CA, the Panoche Water District (PWD) delivers water to agricultural customers on 38,000 acres of central valley farmland. But for the last several years, PWD has faced a series of scandals, and by 2019, PWD employees were understandably feeling beleaguered by the upheaval of their work lives. With… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 members at Merced Irrigation District have ratified a new four-year agreement. The agreement includes a 3% general wage increase in each year of the agreement, along with a lump sum payment of $1,500 at the time of Board approval due to protracted bargaining. The classic employee contribution for the retirement plan will… [Read More]
The IBEW Local 1245 members at Turlock Irrigation District have voted to approve a three-year agreement. The agreement incudes general wage increases of 3% for all classifications in each year of the agreement, along with equity adjustments of 12% in year one, 1% in year two, and 1% in year three. We negotiated the removal… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 members at the City of Lodi Electric Utility voted to approve a new three-year agreement. The agreement includes wage increases of of 7%, 5% and 5% for all lineman classifications and 5%, 4% and 4% for all other classifications within the bargaining unit. The union successfully negotiated improvements to medical and dental;… [Read More]
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is currently recruiting for an Apprentice Lineworker and this recruitment is OPEN UNTIL JANUARY 20, 2022. This position works a 9/80 work schedule, which means an early start to the work day and every other Friday is a regular day off.
The IBEW 1245 members at Lassen Municipal Utility District (LMUD) have approved a one-year extension to their current agreement by a vote of 18-1. The extension includes a general wage increase of 5.6%, effective July 1, 2022, with no other changes to the existing agreement. –Mike Venturino, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
The IBEW 1245 members at Mt. Wheeler Power have unanimously ratified a new four-year MOU, which was approved by the Board in late December. The new agreement includes across-the-board general wage increases of 4.25% for both physical and clerical in each year of the four-year agreement. Additionally, in year one, all Linemen classifications receive an… [Read More]
On Wednesday, December 8, the IBEW 1245 members at Bella Vista Water District ratified a new five-year agreement by a vote of 15-3. The District’s Board approved the agreement December 20, at their regular board meeting. The new agreement includes: A 2% general wage increase (GWI) effective December 24, 2021, as well as 2% GWI… [Read More]
The utility landscape is changing, and IBEW 1245 is continually growing and adapting so that our members can deliver power safely, efficiently, and competitively, both now and into the future.