The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective… [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]
$62.27 to $64.86 per hour. Responsibilities: Maintain, repair, modify, program, install and commission power system substation protection control, monitoring and metering equipment. Maintain, repair, install, program, and test revenue metering equipment, including electronic and microprocessor based kilowatthour meters, digital demand recorders, panel meters, transducers, and instrument transformers. Maintain, repair, install, program, and test control equipment… [Read More]
Solar power is one of the world’s fastest growing renewable energy sources, and there’s no doubt that solar has played and will continue to play a big role in helping California meet its ambitious clean-energy goals. In fact, many IBEW 1245 members employed by public and private utilities and contractors have been working for years… [Read More]
Unit #4017, City of Gridley, has voted to move their regularly scheduled meeting date from the first Thursday of the month to the third Thursday of the month. The meeting will take place at the regularly scheduled time 3:30 p.m. in the same location, Gridley Council Chambers. –Dominic McCurtain, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
In 2018, IBEW 1245 Organizing Steward Rodrigo Flores ran a remarkable campaign in his bid to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Weaver Unified School District – the same district where he attended school, where his son is currently enrolled, and where his wife works as a teacher. Flores went up against a… [Read More]
In the First Quarter 2020 edition of Utility Reporter, the members at SMUD who were featured in an article about the Sacramento Convention Center expansion were erroneously referred to as linemen. These members are in fact network cable splicers, not linemen. We apologize for the error.
The IBEW 1245 members who work at the City of Redding’s wastewater utility collection department are the embodiment of workplace excellence. Thanks to their hard work maintaining the system and preemptively addressing potential stoppages, in 2019 Redding clocked the lowest annual number of Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs) since the city began tracking in 2007 —… [Read More]
Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is currently recruiting to fill one vacancy for Substation and Meter Supervisor. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a great crew making a significant impact in the local community. Please note that this position is full time with benefits and employees work a 9/80 schedule with alternating Fridays off.
If you’ve passed through downtown Sacramento recently, chances are you’ve seen the major expansion and renovation project that’s currently underway at the Sacramento Convention Center. Once complete, the convention center will boast a footprint of more than 240,000 square feet, with a brand new 40,000-square-foot ballroom and 15,000-square-foot outdoor plaza. As expected, the massive expansion… [Read More]