This event is open to Local 1245 members in Gas Construction and Gas Locate.
The third installment of our “Fist Full of Lightning” history video series is here! Watch and learn all about the monumental 1913 strike at PG&E. If you missed the first two installments, you can find them at www.ibew1245.com/historyvideos.
Like most structures, utility substations don’t last forever. NV Energy’s Brunswick substation is a prime example. Located just outside of Carson City, Brunswick has been serving the region for decades, but the time has come for a fresh start for the facility.
On March 29, PG&E informed IBEW Local 1245 that it had made the unilateral decision to include approximately 220 local office customer service representatives and senior service representatives in the Department of Transportation pipeline drug testing pool.
For nearly 50 years, the Oroville Dam has provided critical flood control, valuable hydroelectric power and essential irrigation as a key component of the California State Water Project. But in February of 2017, all of that changed, and the Dam quickly transformed from a powerful resource to a potential threat.
On January 29, PG&E received a report of a mudslide that threatened the stability of a transmission tower near highway 24 in Orinda. To ensure that the tower remained in place and functional, the area around the tower needed to be shored up — no easy feat, given the back-to-back rainstorms and excessively muddy conditions on the hillside — and dozens of Local 1245 members were dispatched to address the issue.
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Hydroelectric power is something that most people have heard about, but few are truly familiar with precisely how it works. To better understand this unique process, the Utility Reporter took a trip out to Helms Pumped Storage Plant to learn about hydro first-hand from the Local 1245 members who keep the plant running.
The early days of Trump’s presidency have been telling: he may have campaigned as a populist, but he is governing like a hard-right billionaire. His presidency is shaping up to be the most virulently anti-union in modern times, and there is no check on his power – he will meet little resistance in the legislative branch, and is close to having the judicial branch sewn up as well.
It’s no secret that so-called “right-to-work” legislation is 100% wrong for working families. Workers in states with right-to-work laws have lower wages, fewer benefits, higher poverty rates and more workplace fatalities. So when a new right-to-work bill came up in the New Hampshire state legislature this year, IBEW Local 1245 quickly volunteered to send a team of organizers across the country to help defeat the union-busting legislation.
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.