We are devastated to announce the passing of fifteen-year IBEW 1245 member Ricardo (Rick) Perez, who tragically lost his battle with COVID pneumonia. Brother Perez worked at the SMUD warehouse as a tool room repairer, and previously worked in fleet as a mechanic. He was well-liked by his co-workers, who describe him as “caring,” “a… [Read More]
The new year has brought some changes with regard to COVID leave benefits due to the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the implementation of Cal-OSHA emergency standards on COVID. Below is a summary. OSHA Emergency Leave On November 30, 2020, the State of California approved emergency temporary Cal-OSHA standards on… [Read More]
Wage or Salary: $50.79 per hour Wells Rural Electric Company is currently accepting applications to join our cooperative. We are looking for a journeyman lineman to join our operations team working out of the Carlin office. Our line crews do an incredible job of making sure WREC’s members have access to safe, affordable, reliable and… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 has secured a one-year agreement, along with wage equity adjustments, for the newly organized workgroup at Island Energy, a department of the City of Pittsburg. IBEW 1245 gained recognition of the group, formerly represented by Teamsters, earlier in the year, approximately two months before the expiration of their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The… [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]
The Federal Labor Relations Authority again overturned decades of precedent this week in a trio of decisions that collectively hamstring federal employee unions’ ability to negotiate with agencies.
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.
In early September, IBEW 1245 members from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) teamed up for a joint “Train-the-Trainer” program on transmission tower climbing and rescue techniques. While SMUD is a municipal utility, and WAPA is federal (part of the Department of Energy), both are represented by IBEW… [Read More]
The successful candidate will be able to perform a broad range of Instrumentation Technician tasks, including field instrument deployment to SCADA system; possess the ability to work independently as well as be a key member of a team of seven; be self-motivated; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; use sound judgment to… [Read More]