PG&E’s Labor Relations Executive Committee met again on Friday, September 16, as scheduled. After the meeting, the Company contacted Local 1245 and, with full knowledge of the parameters under which Local 1245 will return to the general negotiations table, requested a meeting date.
The 2016 National Gas Rodeo was held August 27 at the Jefferson County fairgrounds, just outside of Denver, Colorado. The competition was fierce, with 55 teams from all across the country vying for the title.
In one of the most blatant examples of the potential challenges that California utilities are facing, SolarCity has publicly announced that it is seeking to take over some of PG&E’s energy distribution functions. As part of IBEW 1245’s ongoing effort to track and combat competitive threats to the energy industry, the union is speaking out against SolarCity’s efforts to cut into utility operations and Local 1245 jobs.
"I’m dedicating the next three years of my term to doing everything I can to improve the economic security of our members. I am open to every suggestion and every idea," said Local 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell. "And I look forward to working with all of you to secure a bright future for our members and their families."
When summertime starts baking Nevada, you can count on the entire population turning on their air conditioners. You can also count on members of IBEW 1245 ratcheting up NV Energy’s Frank Tracy Power Plant just east of Reno to help meet the demand.
A nine-man crew comprised of IBEW 1245 members from Par Electric was sent in to place one phase of a circuit on the Morro Bay 230kv line, off Highway 41 near Atascadero.
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.