Dozens of IBEW 1245 members who work for PG&E in Gas Construction and Locate-and-Mark showed off their skills at the Fourth Annual IBEW 1245/PG&E Gas Rodeo, which took place on May 5 at PG&E’s new Gas Safety Academy in Winters, CA.
Make no mistake – when a company goes bankrupt, it’s the workers who bear the brunt of the pain.
The climate is changing. Our energy infrastructure needs to change with it. Local 1245 is proud to be part of a growing coalition to keep our energy green, safe and secure.
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On March 20, after six months of difficult bargaining which included federal mediation, Local 1245’s tree trimmer negotiating committee reached a table settlement with the line clearance tree trimming (LCTT) contractors. Ballots were mailed out on April 13, 2018 and were counted on May 4. The final vote tally was 298-40.
Congrats to IBEW 1245 member Nick Dalbianco, the winner of our quarterly photo contest! Dalbianco, who works as a PG&E Gas Mechanic out of Stockton, titled this photo, “United in Brotherhood. United we Weld.”
Donning specialized Faraday suits and using a specially equipped bucket truck, a group of 14 Local 1245 members practiced barehand work procedures as they changed out an angled v-string on an energized 500kv line in Los Banos on April 12, 2018.
The IBEW 1245 members employed at Mt. Wheeler Power are tasked with keeping the system up and running, managing accounts, handling outages and troubleshooting issues across 16,000 square miles of service territory.
"The question now is whether employers and unions will use market-based reference-based reimbursement approach to stop escalating health benefit costs and their destructive, decades-long impact on family and public budgets," Dalzell writes in the San Francisco Chronicle.
In January of 2018, with large swaths of the island still without power, IBEW 1245 members from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) were called upon to assist with the restoration efforts in Puerto Rico.
The IBEW 1245 members who are employed by the city of Oakland, as well as its port and road transit system, work day in and day out to ensure that residents and visitors alike are able to travel to, from and around Oakland safely and smoothly.
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