A big, severe drought inevitably leads to a big, severe fire season. The Rocky Fire is the first, but probably not the last, massive fire to sweep through northern California this summer, which means it will be a busy season for the IBEW Local 1245 members at PG&E who work to restore and repair power poles and lines.
IBEW local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell explains how the union has worked to cultivate a new generation of union activists and future leaders.
As part of the ongoing effort to expand and improve lines of progression in both Gas and Electric while also ensuring safety and reliability, IBEW local 1245 and PG&E have signed four historic new Letter of Agreements which establish several new classifications in Gas T&D, GC Gas and Electric Distribution M&C.
Through the hard work of your bargaining committee and Business Manager Tom Dalzell, IBEW 1245 and PG&E have reached a tentative four year agreement that will provide for the highest wage increases amongst utility locals in the country while maintaining our many hard-fought protections.
For over 100 lineman and apprentice lineman, The PG&E/IBEW 1245 lineman rodeo, which took place on August 1st, represented a chance to reach the Holy Grail. The goal is the International Lineman’s Rodeo in Kansas City. Only a select few can qualify.
IBEW 1245 is proud to announce it has reached an important agreement with Board of Supervisors President London Breed, Mayor Ed Lee and Supervisor John Avalos to ensure that San Franciscans have the best chance to receive truly green, truly clean energy through the upcoming CleanPowerSF program.
Union provides support to Lompoc member who donated kidney to his son
Located 90 miles away from the nearest city, deep inside the King Range, Shelter Cove is definitely off the beaten path. But its spectacular charter fishing, giant redwoods, black sand beaches and quaint B&Bs make Shelter Cove a quintessential Lost Coast destination.
Chris Habecker, IBEW 1245’s long-time recording secretary and one of our brightest lights, died June 30 of a recently-diagnosed illness. Her service to the union, her loyalty to the cause of labor, and her irrepressible good cheer made Chris a good friend to many and a sister to all.
From threats to our generation jobs to microgrids and the rise of new industry players, Business Manager Tom Dalzell gives a comprehensive overview of what we’re up against – and how we’re fighting back.