Line crews at SMUD raised their buckets today to honor Donatus Okhomina, a former SMUD employee who lost his life over the weekend in a workplace accident at the City of Palo Alto (which is represented by SEIU). Our condolences go out to the Okhomina family. A GoFundMe has been set up to support the… [Read More]
After almost a year of negotiations, the IBEW 1245 members at the City of Lompoc ratified a two-year agreement with the City on October 29, 2019. The final vote tally was 62 “yes” to 5 “no” to approve the new MOU, which will run through July 2021. We negotiated a 2% wage increase for 2019-2020… [Read More]
The City of Redding’s IBEW 1245-represented Electric Unit overwhelmingly ratified a new three-year agreement, which was subsequently approved by the City Council and went into effect on September 22, 2019. This agreement includes a 4.5% general wage increase for all classifications in the unit (4% wage adjustment and an additional .5% to recognize confined space… [Read More]
The powerful anti-union corporate cronies behind Janus vs AFSCME thought they could use the U.S. Supreme Court to weaken organized labor and turn union members against one another. They thought wrong. Their vision of workers splintering off and quitting their unions in the wake of the Janus decision never came to fruition. Despite the challenges… [Read More]
Unit #3217, City of Redding, Shasta Lake, and Bella Vista Water, has relocated its unit meeting to Market Street Pizza at 871 N. Market St. Redding, CA. The meeting time and dates will remain the same. –Dominic McCurtain, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
IBEW 1245 members Justin Hirschi, Garret McGhehey and Dwight Johnson from SMUD placed 2nd in the Hurtman Rescue event at the American Public Power Association (APPA) Lineman’s Rodeo earlier this year. Well done, brothers!
If you are looking for an innovative, forward‐thinking organization where you will have exceptional opportunities to advance your career, take on exciting projects, and be a part of a dynamic Electric team, then this is a great match for you! We invite you to apply to the City of Healdsburg, which oﬀers competitive pay, an… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 members at the City of Santa Clara voted to approve a tentative agreement for a three-year successor MOU in July, and the City Council has voted to approve the agreement. The agreement includes 5% retroactive wage increases with 15% in general wage increases over the three year term. As part of the new… [Read More]