The City of Redding stepped back from its plan to use ballot initiatives to shift pension costs onto employees and to eliminate retiree health care benefits for future hires. The advisory ballot initiatives, planned for June, would have asked voters to weigh in on the controversial proposals to address budget problems by gutting benefits for… [Read More]
Local 1245 shop stewards working in the public sector gathered at Weakley Hall in Vacaville on Feb. 9 to sharpen their skills in representing members. Assistant Business Manager Dennis Seyfer reported on the “state of the union,” including current private and public sector contract negotiations. Ongoing problems in the general economy and shortfalls in the state budget have left… [Read More]
Unit 1126, Turlock Irrigation District, has changed its April meeting date from April 1 to April 8. Sheila Lawton, Business Representative
A training conference for Local 1245 stewards at Modesto, Merced, Turlock, South San Joaquin, and Paradise Irrigation Districts, and Tri-Dam Project will be held March 31, 2010 at Weakley Hall, 30 Orange Tree Circle, in Vacaville. The conference begins at 9 a.m. Sheila Lawton, Business Rep.
A training conference for Local 1245 stewards at Sacramento Regional Transit and AC Transit will be held March 30, 2010 at Weakley Hall, 30 Orange Tree Circle, in Vacaville. The conference begins at 9 a.m. Sheila Lawton, Business Rep.
Sacramento Regional Transit management sent out WARN notices on Feb. 12, indicating that layoffs are coming. WARN, short for the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, is a federal law enacted 21-years ago that requires employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of plant closings or mass layoffs. This latest development comes on the… [Read More]
IBEW Local 1245 members working for the Western Area Power Administration braved some of the fiercest winter weather in years to perform trouble work recently on the Captain Jack 500-kv line in the rugged mountains near Grizzly Peak. The Captain Jack line is part of the California Oregon Intertie–transmission lines that knit together power grids… [Read More]
Two proposed ballot measures being considered by the City of Redding would likely have “little impact” on the city’s short-term budget crisis and could “potentially undermine future government essential services,” according to a study by the UC Davis’s Center for Regional Change. Report highlights include the following: – The proposed ballot initiative to create a… [Read More]
On Jan. 29, in response to his request, Local 1245 met with Sacramento Regional Transit General manager Mike Wiley. During that meeting, he informed the union that RT’s Fiscal Year 2010 budgeted operating revenues are coming in below their expectations. In addition, RT’s fare revenue is now projected to be approximately $7 million below budget…. [Read More]