Redding's population is growing, and that means more work for its civil servants who make sure every aspect of the city – from its attractive parks to its hazardous waste – and well taken care of. But the city’s electrical and maintenance workers, who are proud members of IBEW 1245, aren’t complaining. They love their city, and they thoroughly enjoy the work they do to enhance the quality of life for Redding’s residents.
Eleven days after the Soberanes Fire broke out in Palo Colorado, the area was finally deemed safe enough for PG&E crews to begin restoration work.
On July 25, the workers of Gill Ranch Storage unanimously voted Yes to join IBEW 1245. Their victory comes after two months of informational meetings, one-on-one conversations, and an NLRB-administered election held at the worksite.
Local 1245 member Aaron Tulchinsky initially took a troubleman bid from the East Bay to Lemoore, in Kings County, in mid-2015. Within months after beginning his new assignment, Tulchinsky started to exhibit some of the symptoms of Valley Fever, but he did not attribute the symptoms to the spore-related infectious disease. He did, however, see doctors to try and run down his ailment, and it was then that his medical odyssey began.
When a troublesome queen palm kept getting in the way of a utility line on a quiet residential street in Stockton, a three-man crew from Trees Inc was sent in to take the tree down.
On Wednesday, August 3, the Coalition of California Utility Employees (CUE), which represents workers at most of the state’s major public and private utilities, signed a major settlement agreement for the PG&E General Rate Case.
The sun was ablaze, the competition was stiff, and the events were tougher than ever at this year’s West Coast Lineman’s Rodeo, co-sponsored by IBEW 1245 and PG&E.
After a meeting between the PG&E and Local 1245 negotiating committees on August 2, PG&E spokesperson Robert Joga stated that he would have to seek guidance from company executives before meeting again. At issue are the company proposals on gas response, electric response, and two-man rubber gloving by electric crews.
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Securing a spot as an apprentice lineman at Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is no easy feat.
The weather was in the triple-digits, but it was the sisters of the Brotherhood who were “on fire” at this year’s IBEW International Women’s Conference, which took place in Phoenix in mid-June. Nearly two dozen members of IBEW Local 1245 joined hundreds of other IBEW members from across the US and Canada at the biennial conference, which was themed, “Making HerStory.”