As a Legislative Conference Committee meets to address California’s growing wildfire crisis, a coalition of utility employees proposed legislation to ensure more of the legal settlements connected to these natural disasters go directly to victims instead of lawyers.
There's a whole lot of talk about "inverse condemnation" right now, but what exactly is it, and how does it impact IBEW 1245 union members? Our latest workplace comic can help shed some light on this complex topic.
IBEW 1245 members at PG&E have overwhelmingly approved a two-year contract extension, with a 3% general wage increase in each year of the extension, and no other changes to the existing collective bargaining agreements.
The Mendocino Complex fire is now officially the largest fire in California history, burning over 300,000 acres and counting, and IBEW 1245 members are on the scene doing restoration work in the effected areas. These members are working long days in extraordinarily difficult conditions to bring back power and some semblance of normalcy for the communities that have been devastated by the fires.
It is with an exceedingly heavy heart that we announce the passing of IBEW 1245 member Jairus Ayeta. Brother Ayeta, a PG&E GC apprentice lineman, was working to restore power in the Carr Fire zone when he was reportedly involved in a fatal off-road vehicle accident. He was just 21 years old.
The devastating Carr Fire continues to rage through Shasta county, and hundreds of IBEW 1245 members are on the scene in Redding to begin the demanding and arduous restoration process.
IBEW 1245 member Andrew West, a PG&E lineman out of Grass Valley, has won the IBEW 1245 quarterly photo contest.
Healdsburg is not a big metropolis, but its population and tourism industry are growing, and thanks to a small but hard-working team of IBEW 1245 members, Healdsburg’s basic utilities and public services operate safely and efficiently for residents and visitors alike.
You’re probably going to hear a lot of doom-and-gloom talk about the Janus decision in the news and at work. But despite what the media and naysayers may claim, the truth is that no court decision or politician can stop us from standing together in a union to get a better deal for our hard work. It’s our right, and they can’t take that away.
This spring, the IBEW Local 1245 organizing program dispatched five teams of organizing stewards to central labor councils across our service area, to help get out the vote for pro-union candidates for both local and state offices.
IBEW 1245’s “Hold the Pull” Peer-to-Peer Safety Committee has an important message to share about working safe.
More than thirty call center representatives at Energy Choice California unanimously elected to join IBEW 1245 on May 21, 2018, making them the latest in hundreds of CSRs and other clerical workers who haven chosen IBEW representation.
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.