On Thursday, August 24, PG&E’s Revenue Assurance Representatives voted to join Local 1245 in a mail-in ballot election. This was the third organizing effort in recent years for this classification, which investigates discrepancies in energy consumption (such as electricity theft) throughout PG&E’s territory.
PG&E has launched a large-scale proactive endeavor to re-coat all of its lead-based painted towers with a new, environmentally friendly acrylic-based paint.
IBEW is collecting donations to provide urgent relief to families that are most in need, including those who have lost their homes or sustained severe flood damage. IBEW members may make contributions with a credit card at https://secure.ibew.org/unityfund/.
Nine years ago, when the City of Vallejo filed for municipal bankruptcy, it was the City’s workers who bore the brunt of the pain. Vallejo administrators imposed draconian furloughs and takeaways that left the workers and their families reeling.
In the seventh installment of our "Fist Full of Lightning" video series, discover how IBEW Local 1245 expanded its reach to utilities beyond PG&E, and learn about the very first so-called "Right to Work" fight that the union engaged in nearly 60 years ago. If you missed any of the previous history videos, you can find them at www.ibew1245.com/historyvideos.
Business Manager Tom Dalzell authored an op-ed in response to a recent article in the Modesto Bee that claimed linemen at Modesto Irrigation District are “overpaid.”
IBEW Local 1245 recognizes that drones are likely to become an increasingly integral part of the utility industry, and the union is serious about embracing the changing technology and keeping this work in the hands of our members, which is why we decided to sponsor and send a group of 12 union members to a Drone Pilot Prep Course in Alpena, Michigan.
When an IBEW 1245 crew from Wilson Construction was tasked with re-sagging a 115kv line in scenic Wine Country, they had more than just a few grapevines to contend with.
Highlights from the sixth annual IBEW 1245/PG&E Lineman's Rodeo
The times, they are a-changing, and the way we communicate is changing as well. We are urging each and every member to log on to our secure web portal right away to make sure that the union has all your current personal contact info – particularly your personal email address and cell phone number – correct in our files.