COVID-19 has resulted in a massive spike in unemployment, and now, more and more jobless workers are endeavoring to make ends meet through app-based services like Uber and Lyft. For these workers in the ‘gig economy,’ exploitation and wage theft run rampant, and the corporations do everything in their power to prevent the workers from… [Read More]
Working long hours and exposed to large volumes of customers, essential retail store workers are unsung heroes who are at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, the state and its leaders must do everything in their power to support these retail workers.
On Nov. 14, IBEW 1245 Organizing Steward Pete Sandoval (blue shirt, far right) joined a picket line in solidarity with UFCW Local 8 Rite Aid workers in Fresno who are fighting to maintain hard fought health care benefits.
In late October, ten IBEW 1245 Organizing Stewards participated in a three-day organizing blitz to support the United Domestic Workers (UDW-AFSCME) as the endeavor to give a voice to California’s struggling childcare providers. This is the second UDW childcare organizing blitz that Local 1245 supported in 2019 (read about the last blitz and learn more… [Read More]
Members of IBEW 1245’s Reno/Sparks Retirees Club demonstrated their solidarity with 50,000 striking GM workers by joining a march and rally outside a GM parts distribution facility in Stead, NV, about 15 miles north of Reno. “Great experience! The UAW members were very thankful and amazed at the turn out to support them. They had… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 Organizing Stewards Nilda Garcia and Darla West, along with Staff Organizer Rene Cruz Martinez, stood in solidarity with striking teachers in Sacramento as the teachers urged the school district to honor their union contract and re-direct funding back into the classrooms. “The school district has backtracked on the collective bargaining agreement and engaged… [Read More]
Every year, the National AFL-CIO honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a special conference focused entirely on civil and human rights, held over MLK Day weekend. This year, three IBEW 1245 members attended the unique three-day conference in Washington DC. For all three 1245 delegates, this was their first trip to the… [Read More]
IBEW 1245 staffers Al Fortier (left) and Fred Ross Jr stood in solidarity with Oakland teachers who went on strike on Feb. 21, 2019. Learn more about the strike and lend your support at https://oaklandea.org/.
Whenever other IBEW locals are under attack, Local 1245 never hesitates to dispatch our own activists to assist our brothers and sisters in their fight. Now, as Local 1245 members in Nevada are facing a massive attack of their own, IBEW locals from all around the country, including many locals that we’ve supported in the… [Read More]
When a group of anti-union lawmakers decided to impose so-called “Right to Work” in Missouri in order to weaken unions in both the public and private sectors, the working people of the “Show Me State” decided to fight back. They quickly collected more than 300,000 signatures to place Right to Work on the ballot as… [Read More]