The IBEW 1245 members at the City of Shasta Lake have unanimously ratified a new four-year agreement, which was also approved by the City Council. The new agreement includes wage averaging as outlined in Section 2.1 of the current MOU, effective July 1, 2020, July 1, 2021, July 1, 2022, and July 1, 2023, expiring… [Read More]
19-year IBEW 1245 member Rafael Burgos, who works as a stationary engineer at the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, describes his experience as an essential worker on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Four-year IBEW 1245 member Mary Holte, who works as a vegetation work planner for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), describes her experience as an essential worker on the job during the COVID-19 pandemic.
18-Year IBEW 1245 member Michael Patterson, who works as an electrician for the City of Oakland, shares his experience as an essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The single sheet of paper, hung on a bulletin board among operating rules and invasive weed awareness posters, announced that Tahoe- Truckee Sanitation Agency management interfered with employee rights. Required to be displayed where employee notices are posted and sent in electronic form as well, the paper summarizes a 69-page report from California’s Public Employment… [Read More]
During times of crisis, access to safe and reliable power is more important than ever. In this new mini-series, meet some of the IBEW 1245 members who have been voluntarily sequestered on the job to maintain and manage grid operations during the COVID 19 crisis. On April 16, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) began… [Read More]
The IBEW 1245 members employed at Lassen Municipal Utility District (LMUD) have secured a one-year extension to the MOU, with a 3% general wage increase and no other changes to the agreement. The current MOU was set to expire on June 30, 2020, and the new extension will run until June 30, 2021. –Mike Venturino,… [Read More]
On April 15, 2020, the City of Pittsburg officially recognized IBEW 1245 as the bargaining representative for utility lineworkers, utility technicians, and maintenance technicians at Island Energy in Vallejo. Pittsburg Power Company, the city’s electric and gas utility, has a franchise service agreement to provide electric and natural gas services on Vallejo’s Mare Island peninsula,… [Read More]
Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began, IBEW 1245 member Kim Camatti learned that one of her neighbors — whose wife works as a nurse at a nearby hospital — had started sewing homemade masks because he was concerned that his wife might not have the proper PPE. Camatti decided that she wanted to help, so… [Read More]