In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, we’re sharing stories of the women of IBEW 1245. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtags #InternationalWomensDay, #PressForProgress and #WomenofIBEW.
"I strongly believe that this special session must not only focus on protecting every resident of our state from the growing wildfire threats driven by a changing climate, but also should work to protect the middle-class jobs that utilities provide in every corner of our state, particularly in many economically challenged communities," Dalzell writes in The Sacramento Bee.
IBEW Local 1245 has become synonymous with organizing, thanks in large part to our extraordinary and dynamic Organizing Steward program. This relatively new program has cemented Local 1245’s place as one of the most effective organizing locals in the Labor Movement, both locally as well as nationally.
In these uncertain times for utility workers, is it possible to protect our work, our livelihood? The short answer is “yes,” and we can look to the Longshoremen’s “Mechanization and Modernization Agreement” of 1960 to see how organized workers protected their job security even as new technology and work methods dramatically changed the nature of their work.
At Advance Carbon Products Inc (ACP) in Hayward, CA, a small but dedicated team of IBEW 1245 members work diligently to craft specialized carbon-based components for a wide range of high-tech applications, including robotics, electrical motors, and aerospace equipment, as well as petrochemical and semi-conductor-specific products.
The CPUC has unanimously voted yes on a revised proposed decision. The revised PD authorized $211M (15% of annual pay) for employee retention, which is less than 25% the parties had originally asked for.
While the big rain and snow storms that walloped California last year seemed like a welcome reprieve from the state’s lengthy drought, those storms also resulted in a number of landslides, including a hefty one near Panther Creek that took out the only access road to PG&E’s Salt Springs Hydroelectric Powerhouse.
Just a few short days after Hurricane Maria devastated nearly everything in its path, the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, quickly deployed two dozen linemen to the U.S. Virgin Islands to begin the arduous task of restoring power to the area.
As temperatures plummet and winter frost hits the air, millions of Californians are quick to turn on their gas-powered heaters – and few stop to think about the billions of cubic feet of gas needed to keep California’s homes, businesses and other buildings warm through the chilly season. But the IBEW 1245 members who work at PG&E’s McDonald Island gas storage facility think about it every day.
IBEW 1245 offers five different scholarship options each year. Applications are now being accepted for 2018, and must be postmarked by Monday, March 5, 2018 to be considered.
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.