Nine years ago, when the City of Vallejo filed for municipal bankruptcy, it was the City’s workers who bore the brunt of the pain. Vallejo administrators imposed draconian furloughs and takeaways that left the workers and their families reeling.
In the seventh installment of our "Fist Full of Lightning" video series, discover how IBEW Local 1245 expanded its reach to utilities beyond PG&E, and learn about the very first so-called "Right to Work" fight that the union engaged in nearly 60 years ago. If you missed any of the previous history videos, you can find them at www.ibew1245.com/historyvideos.
Business Manager Tom Dalzell authored an op-ed in response to a recent article in the Modesto Bee that claimed linemen at Modesto Irrigation District are “overpaid.”
IBEW Local 1245 recognizes that drones are likely to become an increasingly integral part of the utility industry, and the union is serious about embracing the changing technology and keeping this work in the hands of our members, which is why we decided to sponsor and send a group of 12 union members to a Drone Pilot Prep Course in Alpena, Michigan.
When an IBEW 1245 crew from Wilson Construction was tasked with re-sagging a 115kv line in scenic Wine Country, they had more than just a few grapevines to contend with.
Highlights from the sixth annual IBEW 1245/PG&E Lineman's Rodeo
"California’s transition to renewable energy is important to fighting climate change, curbing pollution and helping to develop green jobs," IBEW 1245 Business Manager Tom Dalzell wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle. "However, we need to recognize the practical limitations of renewable energy in our planning. As policymakers contemplate our energy future, they need to make sure that we don’t let our aspirations interfere or disrupt the reliability of the grid. As last week showed, people’s lives depend on it."
After a hefty landslide took out a section of PG&E’s South Yuba Canal, leaving 12,900 residents, farms, ranches and businesses without water, PG&E GC hydro crews worked around the clock to repair the flume and restore water service.
The 3rd Annual Gas Construction/Locate & Mark Rodeo, co-sponsored by IBEW 1245 and PG&E, took place on May 20, 2017 at PG&E’s Livermore training facility. Click here for highlights, photos and winners.
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