“IBEW Local 1245 stands firmly in solidarity with the AAPI community, and we unequivocally condemn the rise of anti-Asian racism that has been escalating across the country. When our AAPI union brothers and sisters suffer, we all suffer. “Our union remains staunchly opposed to hate in any form. Derogatory statements, verbal assaults, and physical attacks… [Read More]
Back in 2009, when IBEW 1245 was in a big fight with NV Energy over the company’s attempt to gut retiree medical benefits, powerhouse labor organizer and union leader D. Taylor helped turn out members of his union, Culinary Workers Local 226, to support Local 1245 retirees at numerous public demonstrations. Taylor, who is now… [Read More]
In the wake of the massive storm and subsequent power crisis that walloped Texas in early February, two IBEW 1245 organizing stewards reached out to the 1245 Organizing team, expressing a desire to help the impacted union members in Texas. “I don’t think anyone knows, but I was born in Texas. As a manager at… [Read More]
We entered the 2020 election season in the middle of a pandemic, during the worst fire season in California history, with the economy in free-fall and our nation more polarized than it’s ever been. In this pivotal time, we need elected officials in all levels of government who are prepared to lead us out of… [Read More]
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]